Since it’s inception in 2006, more than 50 new companies have relocated to the region and many existing companies continue to invest and expand. This growth has created thousands of new jobs, more than $100 million in new payroll and more than $900 million in new capital investment in the region.
The Animal Health Corridor, headquartered in Kansas City, is home to more than 300 animal health companies, the largest concentration in the world. Companies in the Corridor now represent 56 percent of total worldwide animal health, diagnostics and pet food sales. These companies are working to solve global issues, such as the spread of disease in animals and world hunger.
Starting on August 25, 2017, the animal health industry converges in Kansas City for a five-day gathering that begins with CVC, a major continuing education convention for veterinary professionals, and culminates with an exclusive Investment Forum hosted by the KC Animal Health Corridor. The Investment Forum is one of the world’s only opportunities for early-and mid-stage animal health entrepreneurs to present their business plans to potential investors, giving venture capital funds, investment firms and potential partners an inside look at the newest technology and innovations.