CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. (CHSi) will be shifting operations from Virginia to Florida and expanding their headquarters in Cape Canaveral. The expansion will create 150 new jobs and invest $4.5 million in the local community.
Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud to announce that Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. has chosen Florida over Virginia for their expansion, which will create 150 new jobs. I look forward to seeing CHSi’s growth in Florida and we will continue to do all we can to cut taxes and reduce burdensome regulations so more businesses can succeed in our state.”
In 1999, Comprehensive Health Services, Inc., established its first Florida office in Cape Canaveral with only three employees in a 500-sq. ft. facility. Seventeen years later, the company has grown to more than 2,000 employees worldwide. As a result of their recent growth in Florida, the company will be moving into a larger, 63,000-square-foot facility by the end of 2017.
Gary Palmer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Comprehensive Health Services, Inc., said, “Comprehensive Health Services, Inc., has strong ties to the Brevard County community. But to meet ongoing customer requirements, capitalize on new business, and fulfill anticipated staffing expectations, we needed a solution that allowed us to grow. By consolidating our offices here in Florida, we feel that we selected a cost-effective alternative for growth. With the EDC’s assistance, CHSi chose a location and we are customizing a facility that will continue to meet our ongoing business expansion needs.”
Lynda Weatherman, President & CEO, EDC of Florida’s Space Coast, said, “Our aggressive economic development strategy delivers advantages similar to those in the Washington D.C. area, including Reston, VA. Businesses considering a cost-effective environment to advance and grow should look no further than Brevard County for that competitive advantage. Comprehensive Health Services, Inc.’s selection of the Space Coast is a prime example of our strategic approach supporting its continued success and the economic sustainability of our community.”
Mike Grissom, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Florida, Inc., said, “The Space coast continues to add jobs and Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. is bringing more of these jobs to Florida families. Enterprise Florida has worked with Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. and the Space Coast EDC to ensure that these jobs were created right here in Florida. We look forward to seeing the company’s continued growth and the new opportunities it brings to families on Florida’s Space Coast.”
Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, said, “I am excited that Comprehensive Health Solutions, Inc. joins a long list of companies that have recognized the future of their business is in Florida. The company’s expansion in Brevard County and its 150 new jobs will provide new opportunities for local job seekers searching for their dream job.”
Commissioner Curt Smith, Board Chair of the Board of Brevard County Commissioners, said, “We are gratified Comprehensive Health Services, Inc., has decided both to keep their headquarters in Brevard County and will continue to grow here as well.”
City of Cape Canaveral Mayor Bob Hoog said, “This decision by Comprehensive Health Services, Inc., to retain its headquarters here strengthens our position in the medical management industry and contributes to our efforts to bring greater economic diversity to the city. We are so pleased CHSi, will continue to play a vital role in the city of Cape Canaveral’s business community.”
For employment opportunities, visit the company’s careers page at www.chsmedical.com/careers.
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a partnership between Florida’s businesses and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida. EFI facilitates job growth through recruitment and retention, international trade and exporting, promotion of sporting events, and capital funding programs to assist small and minority businesses. EFI launched “Florida – The Future is Here” to promote the state as the nation’s premier business destination.
About the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast
The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) is dedicated to attracting new business and investment and expanding existing industry throughout the Space Coast, influencing change on government laws and regulations affecting economic development, promoting the Space Coast to encourage new investment, supporting efforts of Space Coast military installations, and relaying new programs and procedures to assist manufacturing and high tech companies. The EDC is a private, not-for-profit coalition whose stakeholders are business leaders committed to the economic growth and stability of Florida’s Space Coast. Visit www.SpaceCoastEDC.org.
About Comprehensive Health Services, Inc.
Founded in 1975, Comprehensive Health Services is one of the nation’s largest of medical management services to U.S. Government and commercial clients and international customers in multiple locations worldwide. As a proven workforce medical services provider, we leverage our unique combination of sophisticated, proprietary IT systems, program management capabilities, specialized logistics and distribution services, and broad contracted network of medical providers to offer differentiated services. CHSi partners with companies to solve the highly complex, large-scale health care challenges they face by implementing and managing cost-effective, customized medical programs for large and dispersed workforces. Our technology-driven, flexible health care solutions are capable of providing tailored services to ensure employers can meet the medical needs and compliance issues of their employees anywhere in the world. For more information, please visit https://www.chsmedical.com/.