Forcura, a health care technology company that enables safer patient care transitions along the care continuum, announced this morning its plans to create 115 jobs in Jacksonville by the end of 2022. The company will expand its staff of 73 and maintain Jacksonville as its corporate headquarters.
Founded in Jacksonville in 2012, Forcura is a cloud-based software company that modernizes documentation, workflows and secure communications for post-acute health care providers. The company has since expanded into data and analytics and expects to offer workflow automation products powered by artificial intelligence this year.
The company’s success has earned its ranking of 56th on the inaugural 2020 Inc. 5000 Series: Florida list with a two-year growth of 228 percent. To accommodate its rapidly expanding business, Forcura also plans to open a 30,000 square foot headquarters in South Jacksonville this fall with an investment of $2.15 million in improvements and equipment contributing to the region’s calculated efforts to grow its innovation ecosystem and elevate entrepreneurs and homegrown talent.
Forcura President and Founder Craig Mandeville said, “Our company’s origins are here in Jacksonville, and in the eight years since, the city has provided incredible talent, mentoring and business community support that have directly impacted our success. I am sincerely dedicated to elevating Jacksonville’s profile as a technology hub, and am excited to make sure more people recognize our city as the best place for entrepreneurs to launch and scale their companies.”
Jacksonville has received acclaim for its tech opportunity and talent with recent rankings as a top 20 emerging tech market (Site Selection Group), 20 best tech cities for IT jobs (CompTIA) and top 15 cities for women in tech (SmartAsset). Echoing this, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry added, “This investment will bring 115 high-skilled jobs to our city and increase Jacksonville’s prominence as a hub for innovation and technology in the health care sector.”