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Business Observer Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 11 years ago

21st Century Oncology to expand

The firm will move a billing center to Fort Myers, adding 40 jobs to the area.

FORT MYERS — 21st Century Oncology will relocate one of its billing and collections facilities from another state to Fort Myers. The Fort Myers Regional Partnership approved $140,000 in incentives to attract the firm's business.

Those monies will be combined with state funds to create a total incentive pool of $300,000 for 21st Century Oncology, a release explained.

“Certain Nevada and Kentucky locations were also considered for relocation,” said 21st Century treasurer Jeffery Pakrosnis. “However, the resources, business environment and incentives available in Lee County and the State of Florida made it the logical and beneficial choice for our strategic growth plans.”

The move will bring 40 additional jobs to Fort Myers over the next two years, each paying an average wage of $47,000. Already, 21st Century employs 350 workers in the local economy, and its headquarters are located in the city as well.

21st Century Oncology operates 90 radiation therapy centers across the United States, and employs 2,000 workers nationwide.

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