KC-centered Animal Health Corridor reaps global recognition


The corridor, through natural synergy and active economic development recruiting, has become a business site for more than 300 companies devoted to animal health. Companies are working on projects including controlling odor in litter boxes; earlier identification of sick cattle so they don’t show up in the food chain; and developing sophisticated immunotherapies, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics for animals.

Companies that have a business location within the corridor represent 75 percent of the worldwide sales of animal health products and diagnostics, or about $19 billion of total global sales of $25.2 billion, according to the 2014 Animal Health Corridor Asset Survey by Axxiom Consulting. Companies that have their U.S. headquarters within the corridor account for $7.1 billion of that total.

[Kansas City Star]