With expansion, Health Check also grows in place

Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

The expansion to Oxford has been completed, but the Gulf County corporate headquarters continue to be the hub of operations nationwide.

Health Check added five new positions locally last month, padding the county workforce to 50, and is actively pursuing growth with looming job fairs such as one at Haney Vocational in the coming weeks.

The company provides a $6 million annual economic impact to the county.

 “We are here and we are not going anywhere,” Thiel said. “I think some people misinterpreted our expansion announcement as meaning we were leaving Gulf County. That is not true. The expansion to Oxford has been done, but we are here to stay.

“We are also going to continue to grow our call center here.”

Assistance has come from several county commissioners as well as the Gulf County Economic Development Alliance, Inc., and president Guerry Magidson who are assisting with pursuing state technology grants aimed at small business growth and development.

Fairpoint Communications is also on the ground at Health Check, assisting with updating and expanding broadband and other technology upgrades, putting new fiber optic cable to meet current demands but also future growth.

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