Posted by Heidi Schwartz
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) has announced that Carrollton, GA-based Greenway Health, LLC, a health information solutions company, will create approximately 150 jobs in metro Atlanta with a new technology development center in Cobb County.
“Greenway Health is laying the foundation to solve future health IT challenges and they continue to find success from Georgia’s pro-business environment,” said GDEcD Commissioner Chris Carr. “Today’s announcement is an example of how our thriving health IT sector, one that includes a strong healthcare network, an equipped workforce and a critical mass of enterprise and data center locations, helps leading companies like Greenway Health flourish in Georgia.”
“Greenway Health has long been proud to be an active part of why Georgia—and the metro Atlanta area in particular—has become known as ‘the nation’s health IT capital’,” said Greenway Chief Executive Officer Tee Green. “This latest expansion will enable us to attract and retain the best and brightest to our team and drive the pace of innovation in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry.”
Greenway Health is focusing its current jobs expansion on the research and development, customer support, professional services and financial services areas that most directly benefit its customers. The new development office is slated to open in early 2015, with options for expanding beyond the initial space for 150 staff. The company is aggressively hiring to add to its current 1,600-plus staff and has plans to add 200 to 300 positions by the end of its current fiscal year next September 30. These are in addition to the 264 Georgia-based full-time employees that were hired over the past year.
“We have created an environment where businesses thrive and economic development stands strong,” said Chairman Tim Lee, Cobb County Board of Commissioners. “I am thrilled that Greenway Health is committed to its growth in our community, creating well-paying and cutting-edge jobs for our region. I look forward to sharing many more growth moments with Greenway in Cobb County; we are committed to the company’s success.”
Georgia’s infrastructure for the health IT industry includes the presence of more than 225 health IT companies, and innovative research institutions that provide a pipeline of the best talent for this industry.
E Jane Caraway, GDEcD project manager of the existing industries team, supported Greenway Health on behalf of the state of Georgia. The project also had the support of the Economic Development Authority of Cobb County.