JaxUSA Partnership Success Stories

Medtronic Continues to Grow the Jacksonville Region as a Life Sciences Hub

With a legacy spanning more than 70 years, Medtronic has consistently paved the way in the healthcare technology industry by creating customized, cutting-edge medical devices focused on alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life. Globally renowned, they have reshaped the treatment of more than 70 complex healthcare conditions, delivering impactful solutions to people across the globe.

Not only does Medtronic boast a rich history in healthcare technology, but its footprint in the Jacksonville region is equally significant. Operating in Northeast Florida for more than 25 years, Medtronic’s Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) headquarters are situated on an expansive 22-acre Jacksonville campus, home to a workforce of more than 660 professionals focused on product innovation and manufacturing. Katie Carpenter, Senior Director of Strategy and Analytics for Medtronic’s ENT division, affirms, “Our Jacksonville campus houses the full spectrum of the medical device innovation cycle, including ideation, research and development, concept and product testing, manufacturing and distribution, commercialization, and training. We also have a state-of-the-art medical education lab that hosts more than 150 medical education labs annually, attracting surgeons from around the world for ongoing education and training.”

A contributor to Medtronic ENT’s enduring success lies in its ability to leverage the abundant talent pool within the Jacksonville region. “Jacksonville has played a pivotal role in our ability to attract both local talent and professionals from afar to join Medtronic,” added Carpenter. “The region’s appealing lifestyle amenities and competitive cost of living serve as strong draws for prospective employees, ensuring that we remain an employer of choice.” Additionally, Medtronic demonstrates its dedication to making a positive impact on the community by developing partnerships with local universities and health systems, further solidifying its reputation as an attractive choice for professionals aiming to make a difference in healthcare. Medtronic remains deeply committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive workforce – both globally and in Jacksonville. Medtronic has achieved 100% ethnically diverse pay equity and gender pay equity within the U.S. Additionally, its U.S. workforce is composed of 40% ethnically diverse employees, and 51% of its global employees are women.

Medtronic’s dedication to the Jacksonville community goes beyond its workforce initiatives, extending to meaningful endeavors that make a difference in people’s lives. Through partnerships with local organizations such as the Pace Center for Girls, Pine Castle, and the Sulzbacher Center, Medtronic actively serves the community. “We have a strong commitment to Jacksonville and strive to provide our employees with opportunities for giving back through volunteering.”

Looking forward, Medtronic reaffirms its long-term commitment to the Jacksonville region: “We are committed to the success of our ENT operations in Jacksonville and will continue to fuel growth in this market.” With Medtronic’s continued investment, Northeast Florida will continue to serve as a leading hub for life sciences in the state of Florida, driving innovation and economic prosperity in the region.