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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- A health management company is bringing its headquarters to Louisville, along with 40 new full-time jobs and $1.3 million in investment.
Imperium Health Management will establish its headquarters in a 5,000-square-foot building on West Main Street in Louisville. The company's COO, Gary Albers, says Louisville's "deep legacy in health care" and "employee base of health care thought leaders" were among the reasons for the move. He also cited the city's central location and plenty of flight options.
Kentucky's Economic Development Finance Authority approved tax incentives up to a half million dollars for the company. It lets it keep part of its investment through income tax credits and wage assessments.
"These high-paying jobs are good for our economy, and they help further validate the city's strength in the health care sector," Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said in a news release. "Imperium could have left for another city, but our pool of talented health care workers and these tax incentives helped ensure the company stays in Louisville – and grows here."