- Orthopedic and medical device maker will invest $2.5 million to establish U.S. headquarters in Franklin
- Medacta USA will create over 50 headquarters jobs over next five years
- Company selected Middle Tennessee to be near fellow health care companies
Nashville, TN — Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Medacta USA officials announced that the orthopedic and medical device maker will relocate its U.S. headquarters to Middle Tennessee from Chicago.
Medacta USA will invest $2.5 million and create over 50 jobs in Franklin over the next five years. The company will establish its U.S. headquarters and a research and development lab in Bowers Park at 6640 Carothers Parkway.
A subsidiary of Switzerland-based Medacta International, Medacta USA specializes in the design and production of innovative orthopedic products and the development of accompanying surgical techniques. Founded in 1999, Medacta is a pioneer in developing new offerings with minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Since 2015, TNECD has supported 26 economic development projects in Williamson County. These projects represent nearly 3,800 job commitments and approximately $400 million in private capital investment.
“Medacta USA’s decision to bring its U.S. headquarters to Franklin underscores the vibrant economy of the entire Nashville region. Tennessee’s business-friendly environment gives companies of all types the opportunity to create quality jobs for our residents, especially in the health care sector. I thank Medacta for this investment in Williamson County.” – Governor Bill Lee
“There’s no question that the global health care industry revolves around Nashville. With more than 250,000 Middle Tennesseans working in the industry, Tennessee continues to attract world-class health care companies and their headquarters operations. I’m pleased to welcome Medacta USA to the growing roster of health care companies that play such a vital role in our state’s diverse and dynamic economy.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe
“Everyone at Medacta USA is thrilled to call Franklin our new home. The Greater Nashville area combines a deep talent pool in the health care and tech space with close proximity to some of the world’s best orthopedic researchers and practitioners at leading medical institutions. The quality of life for our team members, along with Nashville’s accessibility, made this an easy decision. We are grateful for the community’s warm welcome and look forward to becoming an active and visible member of it.” – Matthew Goudy, Medacta USA general manager
“In Franklin we not only seek great business partners, but we want good corporate neighbors. I believe Medacta USA fits that bill and I look forward to celebrating the economic and social impact this company will have on our area.” – Franklin Mayor Ken Moore
“We are proud to add Medacta USA to the long list of health care providers who have chosen to call Williamson County home. Medacta’s commitment to innovative, world-class technology and training is inspiring. We look forward to welcoming them to our community.” – Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson
“I am very pleased that Medacta USA is making this investment by moving its headquarters to Franklin. Companies from across the country continue to realize that Tennessee is a great place to live and do business. Our people have an incredible work ethic and our state is working hard to develop the best trained workforce in the world. I applaud the Governor and Commissioner Rolfe’s commitment to helping make Tennessee the best place in the country to locate and grow a business.” – Sen. Jack Johnson (R – Franklin)
“I appreciate Governor Lee, the Department of Economic and Community Development and Medacta USA for its investment in our community. Congratulations to our local leaders for securing these high quality jobs. I appreciate their partnership, and I will continue to fight for continued job growth in House District 61 to satisfy the employment desires of our citizens.” – Rep. Brandon Ogles (R-Franklin)
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