Governor Wolf Announces Centene Management Company to Expand into Pennsylvania, Creating Nearly 300 Blair County Jobs

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Centene Management Company (CMC), a health care services provider, will expand into Allegheny Township, Blair County, creating nearly 300 new jobs.

“This expansion by CMC represents a long-term investment in the Altoona area that will create hundreds of jobs and boost the regional economy,” Governor Wolf said. “This is a great day for Blair County workers and their families, and I applaud CMC for recognizing all of the advantages Pennsylvania provides to companies looking to grow and thrive.”

CMC plans to purchase land and construct a 53,300-square-foot facility to serve as a national healthcare inbound customer claims center. The company also plans to invest more than $20 million into the project, which will create nearly 300 new jobs over the next four years.

CMC received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $900,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $592,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in coordination with the Altoona Blair County Development (ABCD) Corporation.

“Centene Corporation’s decision to locate here in Blair County – the nation’s First Frontier – represents one of the most significant new investments our community has seen in many years,” said Stephen McKnight, president and CEO of ABCD Corporation. “With almost 300 new jobs expected, it will be one of our largest single job generating attraction projects. On behalf of the ABCD Corporation’s entire board, we could not be happier to have played a part in securing this project for Blair County and the commonwealth, and we greatly appreciate the critical role Governor Wolf, the Governor’s Action Team, and our local officials have played in getting this new investment across the finish line. We all look forward to welcoming Altoona native and Centene Corp. CEO Mr. Neidorff along with his corporate team and employees to Blair County.”

CMC is a subsidiary of Centene Corporation (CNC), a Fortune 500 healthcare services company. The company has a full range of healthcare solutions for uninsured Americans by contracting with their health plans and other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services such as behavioral health, life and health management, managed vision, telehealth, pharmacy benefits management, and medication adherence.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:
J.J. Abbott, Governor’s Office, 717-783-1116
Michael Gerber, DCED, 717.783.1132

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