Veeva Systems, a global leader in cloud software for the life sciences industry, is growing its operations in the Kansas City region. The company will create more than 100 high-paying jobs over the next five years across the Midwest in engineering, product, sales, and services. Veeva’s Kansas City office will serve as a hub for collaboration as part of the company’s Work Anywhere approach.
“We’re proud that another leading technology company like Veeva has chosen Missouri for our ideal business environment,” said Governor Mike Parson. “With an expanding list of cutting-edge employers, our state already stands out as a growing tech hub where innovators thrive. We look forward to the positive impact Veeva will bring to Kansas City and our state’s vibrant technology industry.”
Veeva selected the Lightwell Building in downtown Kansas City for its 10,000-square-foot engineering hub. The new office will have private workspaces for focused work and carefully crafted areas for meetings and social interaction. The company joins a diverse network of health IT companies in Kansas City, employing 100,000 in the tech sector overall, and nearly 300 life sciences organizations in the region - representing a $9.1 billion per year industry employing 34,000 people.
“We are excited to expand our presence in the Midwest which has been a great place for us to grow technology talent,” said Greg Whitsitt, Engineering Director and Kansas City Site Leader at Veeva. “For our engineers, consultants, and sales leaders in the region, the office will be a place to build new connections and share ideas to further innovation.”
“As Missouri’s technology industry continues to grow, we’re excited another innovative company has chosen our state as a prime location,” said Maggie Kost, Acting Director of the Department of Economic Development. “Veeva Systems’ expansion to Kansas City is great news for the region and its tech community. We’re pleased to support another quality employer as it creates exciting new opportunities for Missourians.”
Veeva is hiring software engineers, product managers, as well as sales and services leaders in the Midwest to help life sciences companies develop and bring medicines to market faster and more efficiently. Learn more about Veeva’s open positions at careers.veeva.com.
For this expansion, Veeva Systems will benefit from the Missouri Works program, a tool that helps companies expand and retain workers by providing access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation.
What others are saying
“We are thrilled to have Veeva join our life sciences technology sector in Kansas City, highlighting both our strong workforce and the continued growth of the software industry in downtown Kansas City,” said Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas. “With Veeva's addition to our community, Kansas City will continue to be a leader in growing our nation's vital life sciences technology industry.”
“As a hub for the life sciences industry, Kansas City is a key location for leading companies like Veeva to expand and advance their innovative technology,” said Tim Cowden, President and CEO of the Kansas City Area Development Council. “With the more than 3,600 people that graduate with life science degrees in the metro each year, Kansas City offers companies like Veeva a well-educated pool of talent and a strong network of expertise as they continue to grow.”
“There's nothing like starting off the year with a win for our community,” said Steven Anthony, Executive Director of Business Development of the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri. “We look forward to continuing the momentum Veeva will create, bringing new businesses, jobs and investment to Kansas City, Missouri.”
“Veeva is one of the world’s most successful cloud software companies. Adding them to Missouri’s long list of leading global tech and health innovation companies is extremely exciting for our state,” said Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership. “Veeva plans to hire more than 100 people in the region, and we are confident they will find the brightest talent here, as well as a thriving tech ecosystem that continues to grow and shape the future of the tech industry.”
About Veeva Systems
Veeva is the global leader in cloud software for the life sciences industry. Committed to innovation, product excellence, and customer success, Veeva serves more than 1,000 customers, ranging from the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies to emerging biotechs. As a Public Benefit Corporation, Veeva is committed to balancing the interests of all stakeholders, including customers, employees, shareholders and the industries it serves.
For more information, visit veeva.com.
About the Missouri Department of Economic Development
The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) works to create an environment that encourages economic growth by supporting Missouri’s businesses and diverse industries, strengthening our communities, developing a talented and skilled workforce, and maintaining a high quality of life. As one team built around the customer and driven by data, DED aspires to be the best economic development department in the Midwest. Through its various initiatives, DED is helping create opportunities for Missourians to prosper.
For the latest updates on DED’s current or future programs and initiatives, visit DED’s website.
About the Missouri Works Program
As the state’s number one incentive tool for expansion and retention, the Missouri Works Program helps businesses access capital through withholdings or tax credits to embark on facility expansions and create jobs. This program can also help businesses purchase equipment to maintain its facility in Missouri.