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Community leaders break ground on Medtronic’s new facility

Community leaders joined Medtronic’s Surgical Technologies Division to break ground on the company’s $14 million, 75,000 square-foot planned expansion of its Jacksonville headquarters.

The facility will help accommodate the 175 new high-wage jobs the company is creating and further enhance the strong economic profile of the city.

Once complete in 2015, the new building will add research and development, laboratory, marketing and customer training labs to the company’s headquarters.

Medtronic is the global leader in medical technology. It develops and manufactures a wide range of products and therapies to diagnose, prevent and monitor chronic conditions. Each year, the company’s therapies help more than seven million people worldwide.

The company’s new training facilities will increase its ability to effectively train medical professionals from around the world who visit the facilities for product training.

Medtronic Surgical Technologies is Medtronic’s fastest growing division with revenues exceeding $1 billion per year and manufactures technologies for the treatment of ear, nose and throat diseases and cranial, spinal and neurologic conditions. The Division has operations in twelve locations worldwide, including the headquarters in Jacksonville.

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