Kansas City, Missouri has been chosen as the site for CVS Pharmacy’s new 762,000 sq. ft. distribution center. CVS plans to break ground on the site in early 2017, and expects to create more than 360 new jobs for the region when the facility is up and running.
“Missouri recently reached record employment, with more folks back at work in our state than ever before,” said Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. “Today’s announcement by CVS Pharmacy to create 360 new jobs in Kansas City will continue this momentum, and is great news for area families. Once again, the Show-Me State has shown the nation that we are open for business with a strong and growing economy.”
The Kansas City distribution center will support the service and fulfillment needs of more than 370 CVS Pharmacy stores throughout the Midwest, and is expected to begin operations in 2018.
“This new distribution center is an integral part of CVS Pharmacy’s continued growth as a leading pharmacy, health and beauty destination,” said Kevin Hourican, Executive Vice President, Pharmacy Services & Supply Chain, CVS Health. “The key combination of a high-quality workforce and a centralized location will allow us to better serve the growing needs of our customers throughout the Midwest and beyond.”
Missouri Partnership, Kansas City Area Development Council, KC SmartPort, Port KC, Platte County Economic Development Council, Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, and the Kansas City Power & Light assisted CVS in choosing Missouri as the best state for their expansion.
With its strategic location, globally connected infrastructure, competitive business and labor costs, highly-skilled and hard working talent, quality of life and a statewide commitment to attracting companies and investment, Missouri is a place where companies come to grow and thrive.