Mayor DeStefano: Alexion ground breaking heralds competitive, sustainable future for New Haven
(6/17/2013) New Haven Register, Opinion By John DeStefano Jr.
Monday, Alexion Pharmaceuticals is breaking ground on its new global headquarters in Downtown New Haven. Taking nine of the eleven stories in the 100 College Street project, Alexion will relocate 350 employees to the new building and expects to hire two to three hundred more employees in the coming years.
Alexion is a world class company, founded in New Haven in 1992 by Dr. Leonard Bell, a practicing physician and researcher then on faculty at Yale School of Medicine. Alexion’s work helps patients across the world who are in need of new medicines to treat rare and severe diseases. It is big news and an honor for the people of New Haven, the region and the entire state of Connecticut to share a community with them. We should all support Alexion’s success in the coming years.
And as we look forward it is worth considering why this ground breaking is very different from so many others that I have been part of over the last nearly 20 years.
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