International law firm Sedgwick LLP will invest $4.6 million to open a new administration center where it will consolidate its global operations in downtown Kansas City, Missouri
, with plans to create 100 jobs during the next five years.
“We are very excited to consolidate our global administrative operations and open a Shared Service Center in Kansas City, Missouri,” said Michael Tanenbaum, Chair of Sedgwick LLP. “Being located in the heart of the country, Kansas City offers us a unique opportunity to tap into a diverse and talented workforce in a vibrant and pro-business environment, thus allowing Sedgwick to better meet the evolving needs of our clients and our thirteen domestic and two international offices. For Sedgwick, Kansas City is an excellent fit.”
Expanding in Kansas City will allow Sedgwick LLP to improve efficiency by locating the global firm-wide services and operations under one roof including its Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Knowledge Management, Marketing and New Business functions. The law firm’s Shared Services Center is expected to begin operations in June 2014.
To assist Sedgwick LLP with its expansion, the Missouri Department of Economic Development has offered a strategic economic incentive package
that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation and investment criteria.
“Businesses continue to locate to Missouri because of our talented workforce and stable business climate,” Gov. Jay Nixon said. “We welcome Sedgwick to the Show-Me State and look forward to continuing to attract global companies to Missouri by investing in education and holding the line on taxes.”