Bristol-Myers Squibb is moving forward on development plans to open its new North America Capability Center in Hillsborough County. The expansion project will bring 579 highly skilled jobs in life sciences to the Tampa Bay region.
"We are pleased to locate our North America Capability Center in Hillsborough County. We evaluated many locations and considered many factors before deciding that Florida was the best state for our new facility," says Senior VP Gareth Morgan.
, a BioPharma leader in the research, development and manufacture of therapeutic prescription medicines, specifically selected Hillsborough County for several reasons: talented work force, strong university presence, the Tampa Bay region’s business climate, economy and quality of life, and availability of the necessary logistics and office facilities.
Set to open in January 2014, the new 70,000-square-foot center located at 5104 Eisenhower Boulevard South in northwest Hillsborough County will begin staffing in the first quarter.
The company will focus on hiring 250 knowledge workers having an expertise in information technology, marketing services, business and finance, and other functions supporting the company’s biopharmaceutical business in the United States.
The 10-year lease agreement includes an option to lease an additional 60,000 square feet. The firm also plans to locate and add 325 more jobs supporting scientific and technical activities by 2017.
"We are seeking people in the Tampa area who are looking for an opportunity to change lives, including their own," says Morgan.
The company has a large focus on a culture of innovation that translates to the delivery of high-quality services.
The new center will help the company improve overall quality, efficiency and productivity while increasing competitiveness by housing these services in a single location.
"Innovation and continuous improvement are hallmarks of our culture at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Our new North America Capability Center will help us build our capabilities and expertise in order to more effectively and efficiently meet the needs of our customers in an increasingly complex and competitive industry," says Morgan.
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Writer: Kaye Brown
Sources: Gareth Morgan and Frederick Egenolf, Bristol-Myers Squibb