HARRISBURG, Pa., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett announced today that Accolade, Inc., an innovative health assistant services company, will expand operations to support new growth, adding 200 new jobs in Montgomery County.
"We are creating an economic climate in Pennsylvania that encourages companies like Accolade to reinvest in growth and create new jobs for our citizens," Corbett said. "The company has now grown from 17 employees to its current workforce of 300. This latest expansion will add another 200 new jobs here in Southeast Pennsylvania."
Founded in 2007, Accolade will undertake its fourth expansion project in four years which will add an additional 30,000 square feet to its existing 90,000 square feet service center operation in Plymouth Township.
The company will invest more than $1.42 million in the project and has committed to creating at least 200 new jobs while retaining 320 more positions.
The company received a funding offer from the Department of Community and Economic Development comprised of a $200,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant.
"We applaud this powerful government partnership which helps support our company growth," Amy Loftus, Chief Capabilities Officer and CIO of Accolade said.
"Thanks to the Pennsylvania First Program grant, we are expanding our unique work space and hiring 200 new, specially trained Accolade Health Assistants to continue providing exceptional customer service and unprecedented levels of healthcare engagement to our customers and their families."
The project was coordinated by the Governor's Action Team, or GAT, a group of economic development professionals who work directly with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC).
"This is another great example of a public-private partnership working together to enhance the economic development in our region," David Niles, President of the MCEDC said. "We are thrilled with Accolade's continued success and that they have made Plymouth Meeting their home."
Accolade provides personalized health assistant services to simplify and improve the healthcare experience for employees and their families. Accolade's headquarters and all of its 320 current employees are located in Plymouth Township, Montgomery County.
For more information on Accolade, Inc. visit www.accoladeinc.com.
For more information on the Governor's Action Team and other economic development initiatives in Pennsylvania, visit newPA.com or call 1-866-466-3972.
Kelli Roberts, Governor's Office; 717-783-1116
Lyndsay Frank, DCED; 717-783-1132
SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor