KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) – The City of Kettering announced Monday that Alternate Solutions Health Networks plans a major relocation and expansion.
The Kettering-based business plans to buy a 200,000 square-foot facility at 1050 Forrer Boulevard in the Kettering Business Park. The expansion will allow for growth in employment of nearly 340 jobs in the next five years.
“I grew up here in Kettering and I’ve lived here my whole life. I still live here today and I’ve got 5 children who all grew up in Kettering and one of the core values of our organization and the reason we originally partnered here is we said we wanted to support the community in which we work and live,” CEO David Ganzsarto explained.
Ganzsarto detailed that the jobs he’s hiring for aren’t just in healthcare. The CEO says jobs will of course include nurses, but they will also be looking for accountants and technology experts.
Kettering officials say overall this is beneficial for the entire region.
“We are so proud that Alternate Solutions Health Network chose to relocate and expand here in Kettering,” said Kettering Mayor Don Patterson, “Kettering has focused our resources on economic development and there is strong momentum for continued reinvestment at the Kettering Business Park. The exciting expansion of Alternate Solutions Health Network demonstrates our commitment to keeping and expanding jobs here in the Kettering community.”
Economic Development Manager Gregg Gorsuch further chimed in, “We try to work very well with our business and bring in new business, but it’s very important to keep the businesses that we do have here. We feel this is a very large step in doing that and it’s also good for our Kettering Business Park.”
The city also is giving the business an incentive to make sure they offer these jobs. If Alternate Solutions Health Network meets its hiring goals, then a portion of the sale price will be refunded.
But the CEO says he’s already motivating himself to fulfill his promise.
Asked how he plans to hold himself accountable and hire 340 people, he answered, “One of the things that it really comes down to is growing the business in a controlled fashion. The opportunities for us are probably unlimited. We could actually probably grow larger if we wanted, but we want to do it the right way. And being big is not always as important as being the best and so that’s what we’re striving for as an organization.”
The company is currently hiring.
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