New-to-OKC Companies Celebrate Grand Openings
T wo recently announced companies celebrated the grand openings of their facilities last month, marking increased investment in Oklahoma City and the start of their growth in the region. Mobile Medical Examination Inc. (MedXM), a national leader in the design and implementation of preventive care technology and in-home health risk assessments, celebrated the opening of its Oklahoma City location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 25, and Amazon opened its sorting facility on Oct. 24. MedXM’s 23,000-square-foot outreach center, located in the former Lucent Technologies manufacturing facility, supports the company’s outreach initiatives and is the company’s second-largest outreach center. When fully staffed, MedXM plans to offer 400 full-time jobs in Oklahoma City over the course of five years, with an average salary of $34,000. The total estimated economic impact over that same period is $99.2 million.
“We are excited to open our Oklahoma City location and we look forward to being part of this community by creating jobs and contributing to the state and local economy,” said MedXM CEO Sy Zahedi. “We chose Oklahoma City for our expansion due to the efficiencies and infrastructure of this location, along with the quality of the local workforce and availability of business incentives. I would like to thank Governor Mary Fallin and her staff in making this a wonderful experience. We were able to check every box we needed to make this an obvious choice.” “We are pleased to add MedXM to our business community as we continue to diversify our economy,” said Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. “Oklahoma City has seen significant growth in customer service and support operations. MedXM’s decision to expand to this area showcases the positive benefits of operating in Oklahoma City and the state of Oklahoma. This expansion will also open the door for Oklahomans
looking for career opportunities in the field of customer service.” “MedXM’s decision to locate their facility in Oklahoma City further validates what we have known for a long time,” said Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett. “If you have a great place to live, work, learn and play, complemented by a quality workforce, businesses will come and grow with you. We are excited to welcome MedXM to Oklahoma City!” “We are confident that Oklahoma City’s business- friendly environment and high quality of life will provide MedXM with everything it needs to be successful in this community,” said Roy H. Williams, president and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. “We welcome MedXM to our city and pledge to support them in their future growth.”
MedXM’s range of services includes comprehensive health risk assessments, post hospital discharge visits, osteoporosis screenings, labs, ancillary services, identification of invalid data, and other data analytics. MedXM offers a complete network of connections between members, their health plan and providers. The Oklahoma City location will handle MedXM’s Customer Service in all 50 states. Amazon’s sorting facility, located in southwest Oklahoma City at the corner of Southwest 15th and Council Road, celebrated the grand opening of their 300,000-square-foot project as well. While the facility will not store unsold inventory, it will sort customer packages by ZIP code, which will lead to improved delivery times for customers in Oklahoma. The facility was built to house hundreds of associate employees, and is opening in time for the holiday shipping rush.
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