Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Honored as Top U.S. Economic Development Project -- Selected as One of Top 15 Most Impactful Economic Development Projects in the Nation

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A 2011 recipient of the Trade and Industry Development Magazine CiCi Award, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy was chosen from businesses nationwide as one of the 15 most impactful economic development projects in the nation. The CiCi Award (Corporate Investment and Community Impact) recognized a total of 30 firms, 15 in each of two categories, corporate investment and community impact. Other notable honorees include: Facebook, Macy’s, Caterpillar, Harley Davidson and Allstate.

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Flint, Michigan Headquarters & National Distribution Center

We’ve adapted our business model and we’re focusing our expansion and job growth within Genesee County,” said Phil Hagerman, Diplomat's president and CEO. "We are currently ahead of our goal to hire 1000 people in the next 5 years and 4000 by 2028.

A 2011 recipient of the Trade and Industry Development Magazine CiCi Award, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy was chosen from businesses nationwide as one of the 15 most impactful economic development projects in the nation.

The CiCi Award (Corporate Investment and Community Impact) recognized a total of 30 firms, 15 in each of two categories, corporate investment and community impact. Other notable honorees include: Facebook, Macy’s, Caterpillar, Harley Davidson and Allstate.

Trade & Industry Development Magazine states that: “A number of Community Impact winners are playing a big role in expanding communities’ horizons by diversifying their economies. An example of this can be found in Flint, Michigan, where Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy is replacing the loss of a giant auto manufacturer with up to 4,000 well-paying jobs in nursing, pharmacy, information technology, and call-center operations, the move could lead to the creation of a new biotechnology corridor. Indeed, this is a double impact win for Flint: re-use of an abandoned auto plant, and creation of huge numbers of well-paying jobs in nursing, pharmacy and information technology, as well as call-center workers.”

"With the great support of the State of Michigan and the local community, we’ve adapted our business model and we’re focusing our expansion and job growth within Genesee County,” said Phil Hagerman, Diplomat's president and CEO. "We are currently ahead of our goal to hire 1000 people in the next 5 years and 4000 by 2028."

For more info about the CiCi Award and to read Diplomat’s profile:
http://www.tradeandindustrydev.com/tid/cici-awards/2011-cici-awards-4910

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Trade & Industry Development Magazine serves executives within specific vertical industries. Our mission is to help companies perpetuate success by providing clear and crucial insight into the challenge of site selection and facility planning. By working with thought leaders and experts in various fields, Trade & Industry Development provides actionable content that is both innovative and forward-looking.

About Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy
Michigan-based Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, founded in 1975, is the nation’s largest privately held Specialty Pharmacy and focuses on complete medication management programs for patients with serious and chronic conditions. Key programs include: Oncology, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s, Hemophilia, Immune Globulin, Growth Hormone and Psoriasis. Other specialty areas include Transplant, Fertility, Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy and Specialty Compounding. Locations include: Flint and Grand Rapids, MI; Chicago, IL; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and San Bernardino, CA. Learn more about Keeping Patients Healthier…Longer® at http://www.diplomatpharmacy.com.

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