For Immediate Release
Date: November 12, 2009
ENTERPRISECORP recognizes local company for fast-growth and achievement
Louisville, KY – US WorldMeds, a closely held company organized in 2001 to develop and sell affordable pharmaceutical products to help people worldwide, has been named a 2009 Hot Dozen company by GLI’s ENTERPRISECORP. The Hot Dozen is an annual celebration of 12 locally-owned companies who have benefited from Louisville’s entrepreneurial atmosphere and continue to thrive in our region. The companies represent innovation and entrepreneurship in Louisville’s business community.
"I am honored to be a part of an organization that has been selected as a 2009 Hot Dozen company. We are all very proud of our accomplishments thus far and hope that we’ll continue to bring more medicines to market and to add more jobs in Kentucky." said Lee Warren, vice president of commercial operations
Hot Dozen companies are selected because they exemplify Louisville as a place to start and grow a company. Honoring them is part of ENTERPRISECORP’s mission to create a new culture of entrepreneurship and dramatically increase the number and quality of fast-growth, entrepreneurial companies headquartered in our region.
"The companies selected for the Hot Dozen contribute to our city’s job and wealth creation and with that comes the need to support their talent attraction efforts," said Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson. "Attracting high quality talent, whether from within our community, from the region or nationally requires our continued focus on world class amenities," he said.
US WorldMeds is working diligently to make safe, quality pharmaceuticals available to more people than ever before. We are dedicated to finding new ways to make life-saving and life-enhancing products accessible to millions of people at reasonable costs.
The Hot Dozen companies will be honored on November 12th at a special reception at 21c Museum Hotel. Sponsored by Old National Bank and Mountjoy Chilton Medley, the event provides an opportunity for the Hot Dozen companies to celebrate this honor and network with the entrepreneurial community.
US WorldMeds is a closely held specialty pharmaceutical company based in Louisville, Kentucky. Founded in 2001, US WorldMeds is focused on identifying, developing and commercializing therapeutic treatments for niche patient populations.
ENTERPRISECORP is a division of Greater Louisville Inc. specializing in developing the region's fast-growth entrepreneurial sector. ENTERPRISECORP has helped 60 clients secure over $65 million in financing, and 6 of our clients have experienced $150 million of liquidity.