GA: Health Information Technology Company Creates 400 Jobs in Carrollton
29 Sep, 2011
Greenway Medical Technologies expands existing Carrollton facilities, invests $12 million
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Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Carroll County-based Greenway Medical Technologies Inc. will expand its corporate headquarters in Carrollton. This expansion will allow Greenway Medical Technologies to add 400 new jobs over three years and create an additional $12 million in new capital investment to Georgia’s medical and healthcare sectors. Greenway Medical Technologies specializes in advanced health information technology software and on-demand physician services.
“Greenway Medical’s decision to make this investment strengthens Georgia’s position in the health IT sector,” Deal said. “Our state is home to some of the nation’s top health IT firms, with Greenway Medical Technologies among them. I am encouraged by this expansion, and am confident that Georgia will continue to lead in this strategic industry."
Greenway Medical Technologies provides electronic health records, ambulatory healthcare and clinical research business solutions and services to more than 27,000 healthcare providers nationwide, in 31 specialties and subspecialties. The company currently employs more than 450 workers at its existing Carrollton facility. Nearly 300 of the newly created jobs will be higher-wage positions in Carroll County.
Greenway Medical Technologies’ expansion will allow for the construction of two new buildings creating a five building Class A corporate campus. The addition adds 80,000 square feet to the campus and will include a new corporate headquarters and training facilities and employee service options. The campus is located in Carrollton adjacent to Hays Mill Road and Tom Reeve Drive.
“The expansion of Greenway Medical Technologies represents the type of high-quality, high-paying jobs we desire for the citizens of Carrollton and Carroll County,” said Carrollton Mayor Wayne Garner. “This community appreciates the Green Family for their corporate investment, and our local team proved that we can and will be aggressive at keeping and growing our existing industries.”
This business opportunity was managed through a partnership between Carroll Tomorrow, Carroll County’s lead economic development organization, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), the City of Carrollton, the Carrollton Payroll Development Authority, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners, utility partners and others to secure this competitive expansion opportunity for the state. Greenway Medical Technologies chose Carroll County and Georgia for its corporate expansion due to proximity to existing facilities and the pro-business environment on the local and state level.
“This project is a perfect example of the proactive team approach to economic development Carroll Tomorrow was created for,” added Loy Howard, Chairman of Carroll Tomorrow. “We are committed to developing and nurturing a skilled workforce in Carroll County and are very fortunate to have a corporate partner in Greenway Medical Technologies for this endeavor.”
Georgia’s infrastructure for the health IT industry includes the presence of more than 100 health IT companies, and innovative research institutions that provide a pipeline of the best talent for this industry. Atlanta has been home to the world’s largest health IT organization, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), since 1961, underscoring the state’s history as a strategic home for this business sector. Georgia also ranks as the top state by health IT revenue, with more than $4 billion in revenue generated annually by health IT companies in the state.
“The health IT sector is rapidly growing around the nation, and particularly here in Georgia, considering the increased focus on finding ways to make healthcare more affordable and efficient,” said Chris Cummiskey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “The Greenway Medical Technologies expansion indicates that Georgia remains a competitive place to do business for this industry. Health IT is one of our state’s emerging areas of leadership, and we will continue to work aggressively to meet this industry’s fast-growing needs.”
GDEcD regional project manager E. Jane Caraway managed this project on behalf of the state.
About Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc.
Greenway Medical Technologies provides innovative EHR, ambulatory healthcare and clinical research business solutions and services to more than 33,000 healthcare providers nationwide, in 30 specialties and subspecialties, by enhancing the delivery of patient care through advanced health IT software and on-demand services that allow physician practices to function at their highest level of efficiency in group practice, IDN, REC, HIE, IPA, Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) settings. Established in 1998, Carrollton, Ga.-based Greenway is a privately held company with more than 500 employees. For more information about Greenway, visit www.greenwaymedical.com.