HARRISBURG, Pa., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett announced today that Physicians Immediate Care LLC, one of the largest urgent care providers in the country, will locate payment services operations to the greater Pittsburgh area, bringing 50 new jobs to the region.
"We are creating a business climate in Pennsylvania where businesses want to locate, hire new employees and continue growing for years to come," Corbett said. "Our success in attracting projects like this is why more than 100,000 Pennsylvanians now are back to work and our unemployment rate is below the national average."
Physicians Immediate Care will establish a 4,800 square-foot medical billing center in Green Tree Borough, Allegheny County. The company will invest more than $375,000 in renovations, new equipment and employee training and has committed to creating 50 jobs within the next three years.
"We are excited to be opening our payment services center here. The Pittsburgh area was our top choice because of the local healthcare service experience, excellent workforce and favorable business environment," Stan Blaylock, Physicians Immediate Care CEO and long-time Pittsburgh-area resident, said. "We appreciate all that Governor Corbett and the commonwealth have done to support us in providing the highest level of service to our patients and healthcare clients."
To assist with Physician Immediate Care's site selection efforts, the company received funding from the Department of Community and Economic Development, including a $75,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant; $100,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits; and $22,500 in Guaranteed Free Training which will be used for skills training for new employees.
The project was coordinated by the Governor's Action Team, a group of economic development professionals that work directly with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.
For more than 25 years, Physicians Immediate Care has provided affordable, convenient medical care to more than one million patients. Its network of more than 20 urgent care clinics are each fully-equipped to provide X-rays, lab work, minor surgical procedures, immunizations, and drug and alcohol tests.
For more information on Physicians Immediate Care, visit www.visitphysicians.com.
For more information on the Governor's Action Team and other economic development initiatives in Pennsylvania, visit www.newpa.com or call 1-866-466-3972.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor