NEW ALBANY, OHIO–Ohio Governor John Kasich singled out New Albany as a business environment that “gets it,” during a recent press conference at the Water’s Edge campus in the New Albany Business Park where he announced $1.3 million in tax credits to fund an expansion at Janova that will nearly triple its staff, from 36 to116 over five years.
Recently ranked among TechColumbus’ outstanding startups, Janova offers a web-based automated testing tool that speaks plain English, requires no infrastructure investment and reduces implementation time by up to 40 percent.
Janova’s rapid growth trajectory is just one example of how companies in New Albany are not only thriving, but growing and investing additional resources in the community despite the economic slowdown. For instance, New Albany-based Bluemile has partnered with BlueBridge spending a combined $11 million on new servers, software licenses and telecommunications to become the first regional data center to offer secure cloud computing while dramatically expanding its geographic reach. The move resulted in the hiring of 50 new employees this year alone.
Earlier this year, New Albany Mount Carmel Surgical Hospital, the only orthopedic surgical hospital in the state, completed an expansion that adds 50 percent more space to its facilities.
And, international pharmaceutical manufacturer, Pharmaforce which will open its new headquarters, production and research facilities in the business park’s Information and Technology Campus this fall, announced plans to add additional operations after the company was acquired by Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. In fact, the parent company was so impressed with the location that it decided to expand the development beyond its original footprint to create the conglomerate’s most technologically advanced facility in the nation.