The new ramps bring with them increased visibility to Mason, a rapidly growing hub of biohealth, advanced automation and aerospace innovation that has seen more than 4,000 new jobs and $700 million in investment since 2014, according to city officials.
That’s something Mason Mayor Victor Kidd said is part of a 5-year period of “unprecedented growth” that included companies like Festo, Myriad Neuroscience (formerly Assurex Health), L3 Space & Sensors, Procter & Gamble Global Health & Beauty and AtriCure.
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Here are a few of the targeted corporate and technology sector investments accompanied by high paying jobs that Mason has been able to attract in just the past five years.
• In 2014, medical device manufacturer AtriCure, picked this location for its global headquarters and a $16+ million investment. Three years later, the site thrives with 150 percent more job growth than expected at more than 300 employees.
• In 2015, Procter & Gamble’s Mason campus announced a $400 million expansion, which will add more than 1,000 new jobs to its global Health & Beauty Innovation Center when it opens this year, making it the largest R&D center in P&G’s international portfolio and the largest center of tech and science employees.
• Also in 2015, Mason landed global advanced automation and mechatronics leader Festo, which opened a $50 million facility and brought 200 jobs to the city.
• In 2017, one of Mason’s fastest growing companies and CincyTech startup, Assurex Health (now Myriad Neuroscience), expanded for the sixth time at the city’s Western Row gateway. Chard Snyder invested in a new $9 million facility bringing 250 jobs; and the Western & Southern Open, part of the U.S. Open Series, invested more than $26 million at Mason’s Lindner Family Tennis Center.
• In 2018, the City of Mason opened its third campus of the Mason Tech Elevator at 5412 Courseview Drive along I-71 just south of Kings Mills Road. This location is now home to fast-growing biohealth CincyTech portfolio companies, Genetesis and Clarigent Health and L3’s Innovation Lab. Also, Festo announced its $90 million investment, nearly tripling the building’s footprint along Columbia Road adding 350 additional jobs.