The KC Animal Health Corridor, a hub of animal health research and business stretching from Columbia in the east to Manhattan, Kansas, in the west, held its annual summit this month. The event typically takes place in Kansas City but moved online this year due to the coronavirus.
The corridor is comprised of more than 300 companies, making it one of the world’s most concentrated regions of activity in the animal health industry.
Global revenue for that industry has followed a steady upward trend over the last decade, according to Vetnosis, a market research firm that specializes in animal health. Between 2008 and 2018, the most recent year for which data were available, the industry grew by about $10.2 billion, or nearly 44%.