FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 26, 2012) –
Governor Steve Beshear today announced OrionRx LLC, a specialty pharmacy healthcare company, will locate
its corporate headquarters in Louisville, creating 14 jobs and investing $1.2 million in the Commonwealth.
“OrionRx will make an outstanding addition to the corporate landscape in Louisville, which is rapidly
expanding,” said Gov. Beshear. “We’re thrilled to see 14 new jobs and always excited to have innovative
leaders joining the community as a result of the location of a corporate headquarters.”
Formed in 1995, Orion will establish a 5,000-square-foot corporate headquarters on Magisterial Drive in
Louisville. The facility will service existing locations in Tennessee and Ohio, which provide long-term care
communities with pharmaceutical services. The company’s goal is to be more than just a vendor, but a true
partner in patient care.
“We are thrilled about the relocation of our corporate headquarters to Louisville and the opportunity to
join an existing group of leading healthcare companies focused on our country’s senior population,” said John
Driscoll, CEO of OrionRx. “Louisville’s geographic location also fits our growing regional business model.
We look forward to working with the local community and appreciate the welcome already extended to us. A
special thanks for the help from GLI and the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Cabinet for Economic Development for
all their assistance.”
To encourage the investment and job creation in Louisville, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance
Authority preliminarily approved Orion Allied Services, doing business as OrionRx, for tax incentives up to
$400,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows a company
to keep a portion of its investment over the term of the agreement through corporate income tax credits and
wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets.
“I welcome yet another opportunity to show employers how ready Louisville is to supply and support an efficient
and educated workforce in lifelong wellness and aging care,” said Sen. Julie Denton, of Louisville.
“Louisville has long been a leader in the Commonwealth in the healthcare industry, especially in the areas of
research and development,” said Rep. Bob DeWeese, of Louisville. “I’m pleased that OrionRx has chosen our
city as its center of operations to direct the firm’s specialty pharmacy locations in Ohio and Tennessee.”
“OrionRx is a perfect example of why we created our newest business cluster, Lifelong Wellness and Aging Care,
to connect healthcare companies and the services they provide to each other to be mutually beneficial,” said
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “We welcome Orion’s corporate headquarters to Louisville, and look forward to
working with them.”
“Louisville is the world leader in lifelong wellness and aging care,” said Eileen Pickett, executive vice
president of economic development for Greater Louisville Inc. “Attracting the headquarters of a fast-growth
company like OrionRx, serving thousands of patients in skilled nursing, assisted living and chronic care
institutions daily, speaks volumes about the synergy and pace of this booming field in our region.”
For more information on OrionRx, visit www.orionrx.com.
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