ChenMed chooses Burlington for new medical clinic, as part of expansion into North Carolina

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                                                               City of Burlington

Economic Development Department

On April 21, 2022, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the City of Burlington will receive a $300,000 NC Commerce Building ReuseNC dept commerce Opens in new window Grant to support ChenMed’s establishment of a new medical clinic in the city. The company will invest $1.25 million in a 10,000 square foot former pharmacy building, creating 30 new jobs in the community. The average salary of these positions is $90,330. 

ChenMed is a primary care provider specializing in adult care, preventative health practices, and managing chronic conditions. By focusing on preventative care, the clinics help to reduce hospitalization, unnecessary tests, and emergency-room visits for their patients, thus lowering the cost of access to medical care. 

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The family-owned company is based in Miami, Florida with over 100 locations in 12 states. By the first quarter of 2023, there will be five new ChenMed medical clinics in the Piedmont Triad – Burlington, Greensboro, High Point, and two in Winston-Salem. 

The ChenMed project is one of 15 grant requests to local governments have been approved for the reuse, renovation, and expansion of existing vacant buildings throughout North Carolina. More than $3.8 million in funding has been granted to cities in nine different counties across the state, which are expected to create a total of 649 jobs. 

chenmed in practiceThe Building Reuse Program is a grant program administered by the NC Department of Commerce and approved by the NC Rural Infrastructure Authority to encourage the reuse of vacant buildings throughout the state, as well as the expansion of companies in their existing buildings. 

For more information on the Building Reuse Program, its advantages, and examples of its approval for businesses in the past, please read the blog posted on our website

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Isabella DeLaGarza, EYOS Fellow

City Contact
Isabella DeLaGarza
425 S. Lexington Ave. 
Burlington, NC 27215