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New job development coming soon to Tyler

by Jenny Wells - August 26, 2015

Press Release
For Immediate Release
Aug. 26, 2015

New job development coming soon to Tyler

The City of Tyler is pleased to announce that Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), a major health care organization, has chosen Tyler over multiple competing locations as the site of its new medical business office support facility. In addition to the already existing 120 jobs currently filled in FMCNA, the facility will add between 300-350 more new jobs to Tyler’s economy.

“The additional 300-350 jobs that will be created with the expansion of Fresenius in Tyler is directly in line with the goal of the Industry Growth Initiative,” said Tyler Mayor Martin Heines.  “Our goal was to capitalize upon Tyler’s strengths, including our robust medical industry, to attract well-paying jobs for the people in our community.”

Fresenius Medical Care is the world’s largest integrated provider of products and services for individuals undergoing dialysis due to kidney failure.  Its North American operations, based in Waltham MA, include more than 2,200 dialysis facilities and employ more than 60,000 people in the U.S.

To date, the company has three clinics and a business support center in Tyler with a combined workforce of approximately 120 employees.

“We are looking forward to expanding our presence in Tyler and are grateful to be able to jointly partner with the Tyler City Council and Tyler Junior College in this effort,” said David Cariello, FMCNA vice president of Real Estate and Construction Services.

Once full approval for the transaction is secured, the company proposes to construct a new 80,000 square feet, two-story office facility on a landscaped site at the northeast corner of SSW Loop 323 and Earl Campbell Parkway.  This 9.2 acre site is currently owned by the Tyler Economic Development Council (TEDC) and Tyler Junior College (TJC).  Construction is planned to start this fall and is projected to be complete by late 2016.

“This project will have a positive impact on continued development along the southwest loop, particularly Earl Campbell Parkway, and would not have been possible without the strong support of our local partners,” said Lonny Uzzell, chair of the TEDC.

This state-of-the-art, $11 million facility will be designed to support 500 employees and can be expanded to 100,000 square feet.  Much of the initial employee training will be provided at TJC West Campus and will focus on business operations, among other functions.
TEDC has worked on this project since late 2013 and has coordinated meetings and project details with the City of Tyler, Smith County, TJC and TWC.

According to an impact study conducted by Impact DataSource of Austin, Texas, the project is expected to have an estimated $62 million economic impact on Tyler/Smith County in added sales tax revenue and increased residential property values over the first 10 years of operation.


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