Veeva Systems, a leading cloud software provider for the life sciences industry, has announced its plans to expand its operations in the Kansas City region, which will result in the creation of over 100 high-paying jobs in engineering, product, sales, and services over the next five years. This move will be a part of the company’s Work Anywhere approach and will help the company expand its reach across the Midwest.
The new engineering hub will be located in the Lightwell Building in downtown Kansas City and will span 10,000 square feet. Veeva will use this new office space as a hub for collaboration, and it will have private workspaces for focused work and areas for meetings and social interaction. The company’s expansion into the region is an endorsement of the thriving tech industry in the area.
According to Greg Whitsitt, the Engineering Director and Kansas City Site Leader at Veeva, the company is excited to expand its presence in the Midwest, which has been a great place for them to grow technology talent. Whitsitt said that the new office in Kansas City will be a place for engineers, consultants, and sales leaders in the region to build new connections and share ideas to further innovation.
The addition of Veeva Systems to the Kansas City region will have a significant impact on the tech industry in the area, which already employs over 100,000 people. Moreover, nearly 300 life sciences organizations in the region represent a $9.1 billion per year industry, employing 34,000 people. The company’s expansion in the area is expected to create exciting new opportunities for Missourians.
“We’re proud that another leading technology company like Veeva has chosen Missouri for our ideal business environment,” said Governor Mike Parson. “With an expanding list of cutting-edge employers, our state already stands out as a growing tech hub where innovators thrive. We look forward to the positive impact Veeva will bring to Kansas City and our state’s vibrant technology industry.”
As Veeva continues to expand and grow, the company is looking to hire software engineers, product managers, sales and services leaders, and other talented individuals in the Midwest to help life sciences companies develop and bring medicines to market faster and more efficiently.
Veeva’s expansion in the region is made possible through the Missouri Works program, which provides access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation, enabling companies to expand and retain workers.
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said, “We are thrilled to have Veeva join our life sciences technology sector in Kansas City, highlighting both our strong workforce and the continued growth of the software industry in downtown Kansas City. With Veeva’s addition to our community, Kansas City will continue to be a leader in growing our nation’s vital life sciences technology industry.”
This is great news for the area, and with the addition of over 100 high-paying jobs, the company’s investment in the region will be a significant boost to the local economy. It is also a testament to the thriving tech industry in the Midwest and will likely attract more companies to the area in the future.