Firm’s expansion another milestone for health IT sector
Deal welcomes new headquarters building for Carrollton’s Greenway Medical Technologies
Gov. Nathan Deal announced today the successful completion of a new corporate headquarters building for Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc., expanding the company’s Carrollton campus.
The health information technology firm’s $12 million capital investment was aided by the state’s Quality Jobs Tax Credit, Retraining Tax Credit and Quick Start workforce training program. Greenway has added more than 300 new jobs since expansion plans were announced in late 2011.
The governor is scheduled to speak at a ceremony recognizing the accomplishment today at 3 p.m. at Greenway’s headquarters, 100 Greenway Blvd., in Carrollton.
“Georgia is ideally positioned to benefit from the rapid growth of the healthcare information technology field, and as a member of the HCI 100, Greenway is one of the industry’s biggest players,” said Deal. “This homegrown company has grown rapidly since it was founded in 1998 and has helped Georgia become one of the top three states in the nation for the greatest concentration of Health IT businesses.”
Greenway, which delivers innovative and integrated information solutions to healthcare providers nationwide, focused its jobs expansion on research and development and financial services solutions benefiting its customers. With a capacity for 300 personnel, the new corporate headquarters features wellness, training and employee service options.
“Georgia’s reputation as a proactive and nurturing environment for information technology is well known, occurring within the corridors of government, the university settings and among the many leading companies in the state,” said Tee Green, Greenway president and chief executive officer.
Green added, “Our vision is to advance a smarter and sustainable healthcare system through data liquidity and population health services benefiting caregivers and patient consumers, and we are grateful for the leaderships and assistance provided on the local, regional and state levels.”
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) partnered with Carroll Tomorrow (Carroll County’s lead economic development organization), the City of Carrollton, the Carrollton Payroll Development Authority, the Carroll County Commission, utility partners and others to secure this competitive expansion opportunity for the state. GDEcD project managers E. Jane Caraway managed this project on behalf of the state.
“Through Carroll Tomorrow and its committed stakeholders, Carroll County is effectively competing in the global economy with a world-class business environment,” stated Carroll Tomorrow board chair Loy Howard. “Along with supporting existing industry growth of companies like Greenway Medical, we are strategically recruiting industry clusters including technology, R&D, aerospace and advanced manufacturing. These firms can take advantage of the state-of-the-art 116 acre Buffalo Creek technology park, a trained workforce, optimal utility infrastructure and aggressive economic development incentives.”
Georgia’s infrastructure for the health IT industry includes the presence of more than 225 health IT companies and innovative research institutions that provide a pipeline of the best talent for this industry. Georgia is a hub for top-ranked HIT companies, including nine companies on the HIT-100 list that generate approximately $4 billion in cumulative revenue. For more information about Georgia’s Health Information Technology sector, visit Georgia.org/HIT.