Thursday, February 16, 2017
Mayor Levar M. Stoney today announced Owens & Minor, a regionally-based Fortune 500 global healthcare services company, will establish a new Client Engagement Center (CEC) in downtown Richmond’s Riverfront Plaza. The City of Richmond successfully competed against 60 other cities around the nation to win the project, which will include the addition of 300 newly created positions.
“I am so pleased that Owens & Minor has chosen the City of Richmond as the location for its Client Engagement Center,” said Mayor Stoney. “Their decision is a testimony to their confidence in the quality of our local workforce and commitment to the region. We welcome this industry leader to the city with open arms and look forward to the vitality they will bring to the downtown community.”
Owens & Minor serves the needs of healthcare providers and healthcare product manufacturers across the United States and Europe with strategically placed networks of distribution and logistics centers. The CEC, designed to be an innovative place to work, will enable Owens & Minor to enhance and standardize the customer experience.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the City of Richmond and the Greater Richmond Partnership to secure the project for Virginia. Governor Terry McAuliffe approved a $1.5 million grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist the City with the project.
“Stimulating growth in economic sectors that are not as reliant on federal spending helps diversify our economy and offset the impacts of defense cuts and sequestration,” said Governor McAuliffe. I thank Owens & Minor for its continued presence in Hanover County and the Williamsburg area, and congratulate the company on its decision to grow here in Richmond.”
“Virginia has been the home of Owens & Minor for 135 years, and we are very pleased to expand our presence in Richmond with this new initiative,” said Cody Phipps, President and Chief Executive Officer of Owens & Minor. “We thank the City of Richmond and the Commonwealth for their help in bringing this initiative to life.”
Posted by Office of the Press Secretary to the Mayor at 2:50 PM