Project Number: 20170201
Project Type: Jobs
Parcel ID: 093405 A00018
County Commission District: 11 | City Council District: 8


NuVasive, Inc. (“Applicant”) was approved for an eleven-year Jobs PILOT to enable the company to create 15 Net New Jobs. The Applicant will invest $116 million at 4670 East Shelby Drive.

The total project investment includes the $115 million purchase of furniture, fixtures, and computer equipment. Additionally, the Applicant will also invest $700,000 to renovate the 97,800 square-foot East Shelby Drive facility.

The Applicant will create 15 Net New jobs. The average base salary of net new employees is $38,000 excluding benefits.

Parcel 093405 A00018 (4670 East Shelby Drive) is 5.9 acres and contains a facility that is approximately 97,800 square feet.

The Applicant is an innovative medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine. The Applicant’s mission is to improve the lives of patients who suffer from debilitating back, neck, or leg pain by creating cutting-edge products and procedures that revolutionize spine surgery.
The Applicant had revenues of $811 million in 2015, including sales in more than 30 countries, and employs more than 1,600 people globally.
The Applicant’s Memphis location is a regional office, as well as a regional distribution center.
The Payment-In-Lieu-Of-Tax program will allow the Applicant to remain and expand in Memphis and Shelby County.

The Applicant has projected $155 million capital investment within four (4) years. If the additional $38 million capital investment is met, staff recommends the approval of one (1) additional year for a total of twelve (12) years.

In 2006, the Applicant was awarded a 6-year PILOT that was extended to 8-years. The PILOT approval allowed the Applicant to create 110 net new jobs, invest $1.5 million in real property and $119 million in personal property.

Additionally, 2012, the Applicant was awarded a 10-year PILOT. The PILOT approval allowed the Applicant to create 17 net new jobs, invest $1.5 million in real property, and $119 million in personal property.

Per the Applicant’s 2016 annual reports, they have exceded all capital investment requirements and created 163 net new jobs.

Staff projects $5,050,295 in local total tax revenues to be received during the PILOT term of and a $9,053,864 benefit to the Applicant.


11 years

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Community Reinvestment Credit (CRC):
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Capital Investment not in PILOT:
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Projected Taxes Abated:

City: $3,956,538 (75%)
County: $5,097,325 (75%)

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Compliance Information

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Ramp up Period

3 years


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Lease Begins

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Lease Expires

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Property Details

Lease Began

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Lease Expires

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NuVasive, Inc.

4670 East Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN 38118