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Veeva Systems Announces New Engineering Hub in Kansas City

by Laura Patriquin | Mar 21, 2023

Global leader in cloud software for life sciences accelerates job growth and innovation in Kansas City

Kansas City, Mo.March 21, 2023 – The Kansas City Area Development Council announced today that Veeva Systems, a global leader in cloud software for the life sciences industry, will grow its operations in the Kansas City region.

The company will create more than 100 jobs over the next five years across the Midwest in engineering, product, sales, and services. With the option to work from home or in the office as part of Veeva’s Work Anywhere approach, the Kansas City office will serve as a hub for collaboration.

“We are excited to expand our presence in the Midwest which has been a great place for us to grow technology talent,” said Greg Whitsitt, engineering director and Kansas City site leader at Veeva. “For our engineers, consultants, and sales leaders in the region, the office will be a place to build new connections and share ideas to further innovation.”

Veeva selected the Lightwell Building in downtown Kansas City for its 10,000-sq.-ft. engineering hub. The new office will have private workspaces for focused work and carefully crafted areas for meetings and social interaction.

The company joins a diverse network of health IT companies in Kansas City, employing 100,000 in the tech sector overall, and nearly 300 life sciences organizations in the region – representing a $9.1 billion per year industry employing 34,000 people.

“We’re proud that another leading technology company like Veeva has chosen Missouri for our ideal business environment,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “With an expanding list of cutting-edge employers, our state already stands out as a growing tech hub where innovators thrive. We look forward to the positive impact Veeva will bring to Kansas City and our state’s vibrant technology industry.”

"We are thrilled to have Veeva join our life sciences technology sector in Kansas City, highlighting both our strong workforce and the continued growth of the software industry in downtown Kansas City," said Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas. "With Veeva's addition to our community, Kansas City will continue to be a leader in growing our nation's vital life sciences technology industry."

“Veeva is one of the world’s most successful cloud software companies. Adding them to Missouri’s long list of leading global tech and health innovation companies is extremely exciting for our state,” said Subash Alias, CEO, Missouri Partnership. “Veeva plans to hire more than 100 people in the region, and we are confident they will find the brightest talent here, as well as a thriving tech ecosystem that continues to grow and shape the future of the tech industry.”

"There's nothing like starting off the year with a win for our community," said Steven Anthony, executive director of business development, Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri. "We look forward to continuing the momentum Veeva will create, bringing new businesses, jobs and investment to Kansas City, Missouri."

“As a hub for the life sciences industry, Kansas City is a key location for leading companies like Veeva to expand and advance their innovative technology,” said Tim Cowden, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council. “With the more than 3,600 people that graduate with life science degrees in the metro each year, Kansas City offers companies like Veeva a well-educated pool of talent and a strong network of expertise as they continue to grow.”

Veeva is hiring software engineers, product managers, as well as sales and services leaders in the Midwest to help life sciences companies develop and bring medicines to market faster and more efficiently. Learn more about Veeva’s open positions at

About the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC)
Serving the 18-county, two-state Kansas City area, the Kansas City Area Development Council is an economic development nonprofit that promotes the region’s business and lifestyle assets to companies and talent around the world. Working closely with its two states, and 50-plus county and community partners, the region has attracted more than 64,000 new jobs over its 45-year history. KCADC also leads the efforts behind the KC Animal Health Corridor, KC SmartPort, TeamKC, KC Heartland and KC Global Design.

About Greater Kansas City
Home to 2.5 million people, Kansas City is a vibrant metro in the heart of the U.S., known as the “KC Heartland.” The KC region is a center for leading industries including technology, logistics, animal health and entrepreneurship, and is home to a renowned arts community.

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