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Glenview New Home to Pharmaceutical Company HQ

Astellas Pharma’s headquarters for the Americas recently relocated from Deerfield. The expansion will mean investing approximately $140 million in Illinois and adding around 150 high-tech jobs.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Congressman Bob Dold were on hand with Astella’s Pharma US President and CEO Yoshihiko Hatanaka Monday morning to welcome the pharmaceutical giant’s new headquarters to Glenview.

The company’s headquarters for the Americas were in Deerfield but recently relocated to two six-story buildings at a new Glenview campus straddling the Northbrook border at Willow Road and I-294, according to the Associated Press.

Company officials of Tokyo-based Astellas say they have added 200 employees in Illinois since 2011. Additionally, the expansion will mean investing approximately $140 million in the Glenview facility and adding around 150 high-tech jobs, Area Development Online reports.   

“At Astellas, we measure success not only by bringing innovative pharmaceuticals to patients and physicians, but also by our commitment to the communities in which we work,” Yoshida said Monday. 

To read more on the story, including how Astellas will use tax credits from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, click here. 

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David Kreiman June 08, 2012 at 05:09 PM
May I just say that as someone who works a company that views the importance of giving back to the community as critically as the importance of the "business bottom line", it is great to welcome another company like Astellas to Glenview. I have already seen how, thru their Astellas USA Foundation, have already made a proactive effort to get involved ... and very generously as well. Kudos to Astellas and to Mr. Hatanaka for their efforts. Welcome to Glenview!

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