Buyers Edge Platform, a technology-based group purchasing organization for the restaurant industry, has established new offices in Lake Worth.

The Waltham, Massachusetts recently moved 45 employees to the EcoCentre corporate office at 1005 Lake Ave., where it invested $7 million. Buyers Edge plans to create another 20 jobs there.

“Their commitment is confirmation that Palm Beach County offers a competitive business location to growing technology companies and we are appreciative of their investment in our economy,” said Kelly Smallridge,

president and CEO of the Business Development Board (BDB) in an announcement.

Buyers Edge is currently seeking to fill multiple positions at its Lake Worth office. On its website, it has job postings for a business development manager, executive assistant, marketing program manager, program development manager, program director and sales development representatives. CEO John Davie on March 1 purchased the EcoCentre building where the company will expand its South Florida operations.

“Florida’s concentration of restaurants, lodging properties, gaming facilities and other foodservice establishments makes it one of the most vital foodservice markets in the nation,” Davie said. “It’s the perfect location for Buyers Edge Platform to develop a ‘hub’ market, which is why we are investing in personnel, partnerships and even real estate in the state.”

Buyers Edge’s network encompasses 45,000 restaurant and food service locations with $7 billion in member purchasing power.

The BDB is targeting companies in technology, among other industries with high-paying, high-skilled jobs, in its efforts to bring more corporate expansions and relocations to Palm Beach County.South Florida Business Journal By Emon Reiser
 – Digital Producer