Boehringer Ingelheim expansion strengthens Animal Health Corridor

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Boehringer Ingelheim/file photo

By BRENT MARTIN

St. Joseph Post

Expansion at Boehringer Ingelheim in St. Joseph
strengthens the Animal Health Corridor, dedicated to innovation in livestock
and pet health.

The corridor runs from Columbia, Missouri to
Manhattan, Kansas with 300 animal health companies employing more than 20,000
people in 22 counties.

Animal Health Corridor President, Kimberly Young,
says the corridor promotes the interests of those companies.

“How can we bring the global industry together,
both farm and nutrition companies, and work in areas where working together and
speaking with one voice the industry is stronger,” Young tells KFEQ/St. Joseph
Post.

Young says Boehringer’s announcement that it is
building a cutting-edge research and development lab on its St. Joseph campus is
a welcomed addition.

“We’re thrilled that BI continues to expand and
grow in the Animal Health Corridor and in St. Joseph,” Young says.

Young says the corridor is built on the strength
of the region – it’s ties to agriculture.

“The whole reason why the corridor is here is
because we’re an ag-based economy,” Young says, adding that the ties to agriculture
stretch back to the foundation of the stockyards in St. Joseph and elsewhere
throughout the Midwest.

Recruitment of qualified workers is one of the
objectives of the Animal Health Corridor.

“They’re here and we have the talent pool here
and that is what the continued global attraction is for other companies,”
according to Young. “They want to come to an area that has an eco-system in
animal health with an organization like the Animal Health Corridor that is
exclusively focused and intentionally focused on supporting and growing the
industry.”

Young says the corridor focuses on workforce
development, innovation, and public policy.

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