Friday, January 22, 2010

Future Health, Inc. of Carroll to add 48 jobs

Carroll Area Development Corporation announced today that Future Health, Inc. will create 48 jobs in Carroll over the next three years at an average hourly rate exceeding $14.22 per hour plus benefits.

The hard work of the folks at Future Health is paying off with new markets opening in the electronic health records field. CADC is delighted with the addition of 48 quality jobs in Carroll and looks forward to assisting the company with their growth plans going forward.

An excerpt from the Iowa Department of Economic Development news release:
DES MOINES - (January 21, 2010) Governor Chet Culver announced today that advanced manufacturing and technology companies are planning expansions that will create 135 jobs and retain an additional 24 jobs, with total capital investment of nearly $40 million in the Iowa economy. The four projects were approved for economic stimulus programs by the Economic Development Board and the Iowa Department of Economic Development (IDED) for Ames, Carroll, Council Bluffs and Des Moines.

"As we move into a new year, we will continue to work tirelessly to take advantage of every opportunity to build a stronger economy in Iowa," said Governor Culver. "We have some very innovative people growing new businesses. When that is combined with the skilled workers and excellent business climate in Iowa, we have everything we need to build a more vibrant economy to move Iowa forward."
Growth occurs in Carroll company
Future Health Inc. (FHI) will be creating 48 new jobs in Carroll to provide technical assistance and training in support of the electronic health record (EHR) adoption of qualifying physicians in the state of Iowa and nationally. Additional project outcomes will result in customization of software to provide interface with existing systems and provide the infrastructure to support quality reporting mechanisms for compliance. The Iowa Economic Development Board approved an award of $144,000 from the Grow Iowa Values Financial Assistance Program (GIVFAP) to support this project. The hiring is scheduled to begin as early as February 2010.

Local match for the state's financial assistance package came in the form of a 5 year zero percent interest loan in the amount of $29,000 from Region XII Development Corporation's Revolving Loan Fund.

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