- Cerner announced it has completed the first phase -- the structural completion of the first two buildings -- of its plan to create 16,000 jobs in a $4.5 billion expansion in Kansas City of its Tree Trails office campus.
- The first building will have 11 floors and include a dining hall, café, and training labs while the second building will have eight floors and include a pharmacy and an associate gym.
- The Kansas City Council approved city subsidies for Cerner's expansion proposal in August 2014 with a 9-1 vote, the Kansas City Star reported.
“This marks significant progress for the project and completion of the structural framework for the first two office buildings on our new campus,” Cerner Executive VP and COO Mike Nill said in a prepared statement.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said, “With the more than 4,000 construction jobs that will be created, we are already seeing the economic benefits of this project...Once complete, this campus will...bring up to 16,000 new jobs to the area, strengthening Missouri’s position as a top destination for growing tech companies.”