AUSTIN, Texas, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare giant, Texas Medical Center (TMC), was honored yesterday with the "Elevate Texas" award by the Texas Economic Development Corporation, the organization that markets the state as one of the world's top locations for business.
Initiated in Fall 2016, the award recognizes communities, organizations and companies that are making a powerful contribution to Texas' economy—whether through jobs and investment, infrastructure and workforce development, innovation and creativity, or other initiatives that help to drive growth in the Lone Star State.
"Texas Medical Center has been instrumental in elevating the life sciences field in Texas," said Sanjiv Yajnik, Chairman of the Board of Texas Economic Development Corporation and President of Financial Services at Capital One. "We are thrilled to present this award to Texas Medical Center as recognition of their commitment to elevating the state's economy and industry strengths."
As the largest medical complex in the world, Texas Medical Center employs more than 100,000 of the brightest minds in the country and hosts 10 million patient encounters each year. Home to 59 member institutions, TMC is dedicated to improving the health of Houston, the State of Texas and the world, while simultaneously charging Texas into the forefront of health sciences innovation. "TMC is a cornerstone in Texas-wide economic development and we are thankful for their dedication and partnership with Texas Economic Development Corporation," said Yajnik.
With 3.5 million square feet in construction projects currently underway and partnerships with leading corporations around the world, including Johnson & Johnson, Apple and AT&T, the Texas Medical Center continues to expand its footprint in Texas and around the country.
"Collaboration is the foundation of the Texas Medical Center's strategic plan, and we are honored the Texas Economic Development Corporation recognizes the significance of our vision to reinvent life sciences and improve the health of humanity," said Bill McKeon, Texas Medical Center EVP, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Operating Officer. "We are forging ahead on our translational research campus, TMC3, and continuing to drive progress through partnerships with global companies that are partnering with TMC on new projects to advance health care innovation."
The Elevate Texas award was presented to TMC's Bill McKeon at the quarterly meeting of the supporters of Texas Economic Development Corporation, which include corporations and economic development organizations from across the state.
About Texas Economic Development Corporation and TexasOne
Texas Economic Development Corporation is an independently funded and operated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, whose mission is dedicated to economic development, business recruitment and job creation in the State of Texas. TexasOne is a public-private partnership of the Texas Economic Development Corporation, which coordinates efforts with the Office of the Governor to market Texas globally as a premier business destination. For more information about Texas Economic Development Corporation and TexasOne, visit www.texaswideopenforbusiness.com.
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SOURCE Texas Economic Development Corporation