DeLand, FL – Ground was broken on Thursday for DaVita Labs, a new $30 million medical lab that’s expected to bring 100 new jobs to DeLand.
The new 160,000 square foot lab will be located in the DeLand Municipal Airport’s Northwest Business Park. The company’s expected to invest more than $34 million into the new building and lab equipment.
DeLand Mayor Bob Apgar was joined by the rest of the City Commission at the ground breaking, and they presented DaVita with a road sign to commemorate the renaming of Kitty Hawk Court to DaVita Way. The address of the new building will be 3000 DaVita Way.
“A lot of effort went into keeping DaVita Labs here in DeLand and we are extremely excited that they will continue to be a community partner for many years to come,” Apgar said. “The city looks forward to watching them grow in their new facility. It’s a great day for DeLand and DaVita Labs.” He also made a point to thank partners that worked on the project, including Volusia County, Enterprise Florida, Duke Energy, CareerSource Florida and the Department of Economic Opportunity.
“DaVita’s vision is to create the greatest healthcare community the world has ever seen. We believe that today’s groundbreaking reflects our commitment to our vision, our patients, and the DeLand community,” said Jason Cline, Vice President and General Manager of DaVita Labs. “We look forward to the grand opening of our new home in 2018.”
Photo courtesy City of DeLand.
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