Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) dedicated its new East Coast headquarters in Charlotte. The first phase of construction, which broke ground in August 2020 and is anticipated to be completed in 2022, will span nine floors and include 800,000 square feet of meeting and office space. The second phase is set to begin in 2024, and once completed, the 2.4 million square foot campus will accommodate a total of 6,000 employees.

The campus, which is located at University Research Park, will include a number of employee amenities including a childcare and early education center, a variety of dining venues, auditorium, fitness center, healthcare clinic and pharmacy, solar charging electric car stations, walking trails, mobility hubs, and a stand-alone building housing a corporate learning and development center named Centene Tech University. The Charlotte campus will support Centene’s local health plans and serve as an East Coast headquarters for the enterprise, providing innovation and advanced technology for Centene’s West Coast campus in Sacramento, California and Centene’s global headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri.

“Our new state-of-the-art campus and growing Charlotte workforce will enable Centene to drive innovation through technology and continue advancing our mission of serving the most vulnerable populations in North Carolina and across the country,” said Michael Neidorff, Chairman, President and CEO of Centene. “We are honored to contribute to the economic development of the region and are proud to announce that, over time, we will invest $1 billion in the Charlotte community. We are thankful to our many partners within the city of Charlotte, the county of Mecklenburg, and the state of North Carolina and look forward to continued collaboration and growth.”

“Centene’s decision to build its East Coast headquarters in our state is a testament to our dedicated workforce and wonderful quality of life,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “I look forward to seeing the positive economic impact these new jobs have on Charlotte, the surrounding counties, and our entire state.”

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