The property developer behind the Cleveland medical mart has publicly identified 36 companies it considers “top-tier” prospects to lease showroom space in the mart.
“The biggest challenge in attracting the top-tier companies is that they have showrooms in their own facilities and are having difficulty justifying the investment in another showroom before the concept is proven,” said MMPI president Mark Falanga.
That may be another way of saying: “Don’t expect too many of these companies to be in the medical mart when it opens in 2013, but maybe we can land some of them a few years later.”
Regardless, it’ll be interesting to see how many of these names occupy space in the medical mart on its first day of operations — or ever.
Here’s the list:
Advanced Surgical Products
Healthcare Information Systems Management Society (Note: HIMSS has signed on for space in Nashville’s medical mart.)
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
So, they knew this before even the first shove of dirt? Talk about shooting from the hip. No aim whatsoever. Bet a private company would NEVER get even a dime loan for a similar project. The banks would laugh them right out of the building. But MMPI will get their guaranteed cut regardless of the sucess or failure of the venture.