WPRI 12: Amgen picks RI for new $160M state-of-the-art plant
Posted: Apr 10, 2018 05:35 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 10, 2018 07:05 PM EDT
WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (WPRI) - Biotech firm Amgen plans to expand its footprint in Rhode Island by building what it describes as "a new state-of-the-art next-generation biomanufacturing plant" at its 75-acre campus in West Greenwich, officials said Tuesday.
Amgen executives and Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo's office made the joint announcement following a meeting of the R.I. Commerce Corporation, whose board approved approximately $9.5 million in tax credits to help fund the $160-million project. The agency said an independent analysis shows the deal will still be revenue-positive for the state.
"I am thrilled that Amgen is planning to expand and bring new, highly skilled jobs to Rhode Island and further enhance the State's life sciences community and manufacturing expertise," Raimondo said in a statement. Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor said it was the 24th company relocation or expansion to use the economic-development programs championed by the governor.
Courtesy of WPRI 12