Australian veterinary pharmaceutical company, Jurox Pty. Ltd., plans to set up shop in Kansas City.
The company is expanding its operations to North America and plans to make Kansas City its headquarters, creating 13 full-time jobs and investing close to $741,000 in capital.
Company spokesman, J.J. O’Brien, says the firm will be building out space in the south American Century Tower, third floor, located at 4520 Main Street.
Missouri Works Program incentives in the amount of $231,314 were offered by the Missouri Department of Economic Security to make Kansas City an attractive option.
“Kansas City is the obvious best location to launch Jurox’s U.S. operations,” O’Brien said. “The region offers a broad portfolio of animal health companies, a first-rate talent pool, and a superior transportation network that connects us to clientele around the country and globe. Kansas City’s reputation and resources in animal sciences provides advantages you can’t find elsewhere.”
Manufacturing and marketing over 120 proprietary animal health products, Jurox is family-owned and is available in over 20 countries.
Global headquarters is located in Hunter Valley, Australia, with commercial operations in both the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
Kansas City will serve as U.S. headquarters, while several other regional offices will be opened nationwide.
Jurox evaluated several potential locations before choosing Kansas City.
They selected the KC region, which offers a very large skilled workforce within the metro area, intellectual capital and easy accessibility to service providers.
“The Show-Me State has a rich history in the animal sciences sector and I’m proud to add to that legacy today by welcoming Jurox to Kansas City,” said Governor Jay Nixon. “Jurox’s decision to locate its U.S. headquarters right here in Missouri further validates that there’s no better place to do business than the Show-Me State. With our trained workforce and low business-costs, Missouri makes it easy for companies to invest and hire.” "I’m thrilled that Jurox, an animal health company with an international profile, will be putting down roots in Kansas City,” said Mayor Sly James. “This announcement is further proof that our economy is growing in all the right ways and with an eye towards high growth industries of the future."