KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that eScreen, Inc., a subsidiary of Alere Inc. will move its headquarters to Kansas City. In addition to its more than 235 current employees, today’s announcement includes the creation of 30 new jobs and a capital investment of more than $6.8 million.
“More and more innovative companies like Alere eScreen are heading to Kansas City to connect with talent, access high-speed internet, and benefit from the budding business community,” said DED Director Mike Downing. “The company’s expansion in Missouri strengthens our tech industry as well as adds to our growing portfolio of companies, representing the leaders in electronic healthcare management.”
Operations will include global IT, finance, legal, operations and executive occupations.
Commenting on the move, Christopher Tarpey, General Manager of Alere eScreen, said, “We look forward to further investing in our local presence in Kansas City. In preparation for ongoing growth, the new facility will allow us to rapidly scale our local organization. The attractive location and progressive office design will further support our company culture and our endeavor in building a world class team here in Kansas City.”
To assist Alere eScreen with its move to Kansas City, the Missouri DED has offered a strategic economic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation criteria. Kessinger/Hunter and Co. and Executive Hills Management, Inc. are also facilitating the move for Alere eScreen.
As a technology-enabled third party administrator, Alere eScreen® solutions provide next-generation employment screening applications for drug testing and occupational health services. The Alere eScreen solution provides employers total visibility of test data via an automated and paperless web-platform. Founded in 1998, the company now has more than 3,500 eScreen Occupational Health Network provider locations and processes millions of healthcare and corporate data transactions each year.