ScriptPro leads employment, tax base in Mission, according to audit report

Dan Blom - May 15, 2014 2:00 pm
The ScriptPro campus near downtown Mission.
The ScriptPro campus near downtown Mission.

One might not think of the annual city audit as a place to find fun facts, but a couple of non-financial items in the audit presented to the Mission City Council Wednesday are worth a glance. Who is the largest employer in the city, you might wonder. The answer ScriptPro.

Not only is ScriptPro, the producer of robotic pharmacy equipment which has a campus north of Johnson Drive, the largest employer in the city, but it is also the city’s biggest property tax payer. The company was responsible for 3.87 percent of the city’s total assessed valuation, according to the audit, with an assessed value of $4,415,181. It also is the largest employer with an estimated 500 employees and more than five percent of all the employment in the city, according to the audit report.

Following ScriptPro is AT&T Telecommunications with 400 employees and more than four percent of the employment base. Those two are followed by Skillpath (250 employees), HyVee Food Stores (275), the U.S. Post Office (250), Entercom (250).

Another audit employment statistic that shows Johnson County may have weathered the recession is the unemployment rate, which was figured at 3.8 percent in 2013, dropping from a recession high of 6.8 percent in 2010.

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