300 new jobs to be created, 200 retained in deal
RICHMOND, VA – The Greater Richmond Partnership (“Partnership”) successfully helped secure Owens & Minor’s new Client Engagement Center in downtown Richmond, Va. The global healthcare supply chain company will invest in the multi-million-dollar center, leasing 90,000 square feet at 951 East Byrd St. The region successfully competed against Nashville, Tenn., and Salt Lake City, Utah for the project, creating 300 jobs and retaining 200 that would have left the region.
In May 2016, the Partnership was contacted directly by Jason Hickey and Jason Rancadore of Hickey & Associates, a site selection firm with offices throughout the world, with an opportunity to compete for “Project Engage.” Hickey described Engage as a high-touch customer service operation related to the healthcare industry which was considering 60 locations. After working the project, it became clear that it was Owens & Minor, a Fortune 500 firm headquartered in Hanover, Va. Continue reading