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#MoreMissouri21: Walgreens Selects Missouri for $30 Million High-Tech, Micro-Fulfillment Center

Missouri continues to deliver more than you expect. More global industries. More diverse assets. More talent. All month long, Missouri Partnership is celebrating “more” by taking a look back at some of Missouri’s biggest stories in economic development from 2021.

In November, Walgreens announced plans to open a new $30 million high-tech, micro-fulfillment center in the Kansas City region.

“When you combine our state’s top talent in health care with our strategic location in the center of the United States, it makes Missouri a perfect fit for Walgreens,” said Governor Mike Parson. “Missouri is home to several health care innovators, and we are excited that Walgreens selected our state for its new micro-fulfillment center. We are looking forward to watching Walgreens continue to grow in Missouri.”

Walgreens’ new 65,000-plus-square-foot facility will create 200 jobs in Liberty, Missouri. It is one of nine new facilities planned to operate across the U.S. by the end of 2022.

According to Walgreens, “These fulfillment centers are dedicated to fulfilling retail prescription orders and play an important role in our effort to create the pharmacy of the future, one that further enables our store pharmacy teams to spend more of their time providing front-line patient care.”

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