McKesson Corporation, a healthcare services and information technology company, will invest $36.9 million to establish a distribution operation in Frederick County, Virginia, creating more than 200 jobs in the region.
From its new center along US 11, near Interstate 81 in the unincorporated northern Virginia farming community of Clear Brook, the company will distribute medical and surgical supplies to physician offices, surgery centers, long-term care facilities and home care businesses in a regional service area that includes; New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, eastern West Virginia, and northern North Carolina.
"We're pleased to expand our operations in Virginia, the home of our Medical-Surgical business headquarters," said Stanton McComb, President, McKesson Medical-Surgical. "It's another great opportunity to match the strength of Virginia's infrastructure and labor force with our strong growth."
Governor Bob McDonnell said, "McKesson's new distribution facility in Frederick County represents this FORTUNE 500 company's third operation in Virginia. Not only does McKesson have a significant presence here, the Commonwealth is one of the company's largest employee bases in the U.S. It is gratifying to see this continued growth in Virginia due to the pro-business climate and success McKesson has experienced. We value the company's strong corporate partnership and ongoing investment in the Commonwealth."
"McKesson Corporation's significant investment and creation of 205 new jobs will enrich the Frederick County community and region," said Jim Cheng, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade. "The company continues to choose Virginia, as the Commonwealth provides convenient access to its East Coast customer base due to our strategic location and solid transportation infrastructure. I am confident that McKesson will experience the same growth and success with its third operation in Frederick County."
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership said it worked with Frederick County and the Winchester-Frederick County Economic Development Commission to secure the project for Virginia. Governor McDonnell approved a $150,000 grant from the Governor's Opportunity Fund to assist Frederick County with the project. Through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program, the Virginia Department of Business Assistance will provide funding and services to support the company's recruitment, training and retraining activities.