Health Check to expand to Mississippi

Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 10:17 AM.

“The excitement there and the way we have been treated has been so different than here,” Kelly said of Oxford. “They are treating us as a win-win for a technology company coming in. They are offering incentives for the space we are using and build out for that space.

“(Here) if we had people stopping by and asking how things were going, that would have made a a difference. If there was some acknowledgement of what we have done here. No one even acknowledges we are around.”

A strong community presence

Health Check has been in Gulf County 16 years and over that time has put $30 million in payroll into the community, Kelly said.

Translating each payroll dollar into $3 into the community, Kelly said her company has put $150 million into the local economy over 16 years.

Kelly noted that the company has also sought ways to contribute to the community, from being part of Ghosts on the Coast despite not having a presence on Reid Avenue to sponsoring a suite at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf.

“It goes on and on what we spend in the community,” Kelly said. “We are constantly seeking ways to contribute to the community ... Think about those companies who really care about this area, who contribute to this area.

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