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File #: 21-1605   
Type: Resolution
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 2/11/2021
Posting Language: Resolution nominating KCI USA, Inc. as a Texas Enterprise Project. [Carlos Contreras, Assistant City Manager; Alejandra Lopez, Director, Economic Development]
Attachments: 1. Draft Resolution, 2. Resolution 2021-02-11-0006R
Related files: 21-1267
DEPARTMENT: Economic Development

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Alejandra Lopez



A Resolution to nominate the KCI USA, Inc.("KCI") as a Texas Enterprise Project


This Resolution nominates KCI a wholly owned subsidiary of 3M as a Texas Enterprise Zone Project. The Texas Enterprise Zone ("TEZ") is an economic development tool that allows local communities to partner with the State of Texas to encourage job creation and capital investment in economically distressed areas. If the State of Texas awards KCI a TEZ designation, KCI would be eligible to apply for State Sales and Use Tax refunds on qualified expenditures of up to $1.25 million over five years. This nomination has no fiscal impact to the City.


KCI was founded in 1976 in San Antonio and originally focused on therapeutic beds for patients with pulmonary complications and then transitioned to advanced wound care and specialty surgical applications. KCI introduced V.A.C. Therapy, the first commercial negative pressure wound therapy. Negative pressure wound therapy assists in wounds healing faster and with fewer infections by creating a seal and drawing out fluid with a gentle vacuum. In 2014, Acelity was formed as a conglomerate of several regenerative and wound management companies worldwide including KCI.

In October 2019 3M completed its $6.7 billion acquisition of San Antonio headquartered Acelity. 3M?is a multinational conglomerate operating in the fields of industry, worker safety, health care, and consumer goods and is headquartered in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. This is 3M's largest acquisition to date and was the largest medical technology acquisition for 2019.

3M currently employs 1,209 full time employees at its San Antonio headquarters along I-10 in District 8. 3M's San Antonio positions have an average wage of $69,673, with all positions earning above the Living Wage and 92% earn above the All-Industry...

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