Quad Cities-based pharmacy startup divvyDOSE is expanding its economic impact in the bi-state region and footprint in Davenport, Iowa.
According to the Downtown Davenport Partnership, after being acquired by UnitedHealth Group last fall, the healthcare tech company headquartered in Moline is adding 200-300 jobs in the area and moving its front-end operations to two floors of Mississippi Plaza in downtown Davenport.
“divvyDOSE is proud of what we have accomplished in the Quad Cities,” said Luke Lonergan, COO at divvyDOSE and a Quad Cities native. “We look forward to what our expanding footprint in both Moline and Davenport will mean for the consumers we are proud to serve.”
“It has been great fun for me to see this company scale and expand so quickly,” said Julie Forsythe, Senior Vice President of Business & Economic Growth at Quad Cities Chamber. “The Chamber, along with our municipal partners, has been an advocate for divvyDOSE and provided support along the way at various junctures. I’m thrilled with their success and the variety of great jobs available to our community with this expansion. Since COVID-19, we know that a number of folks have become unemployed, and this could be a great opportunity for them to get back to work.”
Quad Cities Chamber staff, in partnership with the City of Davenport, worked with divvyDOSE’s site selector and the owner of Mississippi Plaza to identify and secure Class A office space for the company’s expansion.
Bruce Berger, Director of Community & Economic Development for the City of Davenport added, We are excited to welcome divvyDOSE to downtown Davenport. Their expansion in the Quad Cities, and Davenport in particular, continues to reflect that we are an ideal place for companies to grow their business. We look forward to this project adding to our robust and vibrant downtown.”
DivvyDOSE’s back-end operations, mainly the dispensing and packaging of medication, will remain at the business’s facility off John Deere Road in Moline.
“We are proud to call divvyDose an anchor office tenant of downtown Davenport,” said Kyle Carter, Executive Director of the Downtown Davenport Partnership, an affiliate of the Chamber. “This is exactly the kind of growing entrepreneurial company we seek to attract via our new master plan, and we're excited to see their workforce enjoy the benefits of our walkable, amenity-rich downtown. We're thrilled to call them part of the family, and we appreciate divvyDose's leadership and commitment to the Quad Cities by building their growing business in the heart of our region.”