Governor Ducey and the Arizona Commerce Authority Announce Expansion of McKesson Corporation in Greater Phoenix

Healthcare Company to Relocate into a LEED, WELL Certified Complex Opening in Early 2018

PHOENIX, Ariz. (September 21, 2016) – Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Commerce Authority today announced that McKesson Corporation, currently ranked number 5 on the Fortune 500, will expand its existing workforce  in the company’s Greater Phoenix regional headquarters.

McKesson, a healthcare services and information technology company, will occupy a 271,000-square-foot twinned office complex in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The facility is currently under construction and is expected to be complete in early 2018. Upon completion, the new building will be home to McKesson’s existing Scottsdale-based workforce of more than 1,400, with room to accommodate nearly 2,200 total jobs over the next five years.

“McKesson has had a long-standing presence in Arizona, and this impressive new office space will allow for the addition of nearly 800 new high-value jobs for our citizens,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “The decision to expand in Arizona reinforces the fact that our state offers the top talent, ideal location and favorable operating environment that industry-leading companies like McKesson require.”

“McKesson has been a valued presence in our state’s business community for many years, and we could not be more excited that the company not only remains committed to Arizona but will significantly expand its operations,” said Sandra Watson, Arizona Commerce Authority President and CEO. “The project will create hundreds more of the technology and professional services jobs Arizona is becoming known for. Congratulations to McKesson on this new cutting-edge facility!”

“Our company’s tremendous growth has presented us with the unique opportunity to move our team into a state-of-the-art facility, designed with McKesson’s commitment to employee wellness, engagement, creativity and collaboration in mind,” said Bill Nolan, VP/GM, McKesson Specialty Health. “We’ve had excellent success attracting and retaining strong talent in Arizona and are very proud to be part of the state’s thriving healthcare and technology sector.”

The new facility will feature Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and will also be constructed according to WELL Building Standards, an evidence-based system focused on building features that impact health and well being. The standard takes into account seven factors—air, water, nutrition, light, fitness, comfort, and mind—all of which are based on medical research concerning how environments affect human health. 

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Media Contacts:

Kristin Hunter, McKesson, 415-983-8974, kristin.hunter@mckesson.com 

Susan Marie, Arizona Commerce Authority, 602-845-1231 or SusanM@AZcommerce.com

Daniel Scarpinato, Office of the Arizona Governor, 602-542-1342 or communications@az.gov

 

About the Arizona Commerce Authority

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state’s leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy.  The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: recruit, grow, create – recruit out-of-state companies to expand their operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to grow their business in Arizona and beyond; and partner with entrepreneurs and companies large and small to create new jobs and businesses in targeted industries. Visit azcommerce.com for more information.

 

About McKesson Corporation

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 5th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. McKesson partners with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit www.mckesson.com.