OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy has decided to build its national headquarters in Oshtemo Township.
The company will share a 34,830 square-foot building at 6480 Technology Ave. The building received township Zoning Board of Appeals approval in April.
The OptiMed headquarters project is expected to generate approximately $1.2 million in capital investment and create 77 new jobs. As a result the company received a $500,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.
Michigan was chosen over competing sites in California and Louisiana. OptiMed indicated the area’s economic diversity, broad talent pool, and community support caused it to select the Oshtemo site. Southwest Michigan First
offered staff time and resources in support of the project.
CEO of OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy Andrew Reeves says the company is excited to build its headquarters in the Kalamazoo area.
"Our patient-focused care and our unique ability to address unmet patient needs have been the driving forces behind our growth," Reeves says, "and we look forward to continuing our commitment to provide high-level patient care to the local and national communities."
"Specialty pharmacy" is the term used to describe a pharmacy that is can handle certain medications and has designed services to meet the particular needs of patients who take medications to treat complex medical conditions like anemia, cancer, hepatitis C, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, among others.
OptiMed specializes in caring for individuals with rare and complex conditions such as immune disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, HIV, hepatitis C and multiple sclerosis.
Source: Michigan Economic Development Corp.