Harrisburg – Continuing to advance his JOBS1st
PA initiative, Governor Tom Corbett today announced that AmerisourceBergen, a
global pharmaceutical services company, is broadening its commitment to the
Philadelphia region by expanding its corporate presence and creating 185 new
jobs to a life sciences industry that employs more than 79,000 in Pennsylvania.
the Life Sciences Leadership Advisory Council to strengthen what is already a
burgeoning Pennsylvania industry.” said Gov. Corbett. “We are using the Council’s
recommendations to support new growth and the creation of good-paying jobs.
This partnership with AmerisourceBergen is an investment in 185 new jobs and a
commitment for the future of the life sciences industry that remains a keystone
of Pennsylvania’s economy.”
will lease and renovate Millennium III, an existing 70,000-square-foot office
building in Conshohocken, Montgomery County. The company will retain 1,200
existing Pennsylvania-based positions, 850 of which are in the Philadelphia
area, and has committed to creating at least 185 new jobs over the next three
years. AmerisourceBergen will maintain its presence in the Valley Forge campus
location. The company plans to make a multi-million dollar investment at the
site and the expansion is expected to be completed by end of 2014.
received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic
Development including a $675,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant that
facilitates investment and job creation and $555,000 in Job Creation Tax
Credits. AmerisourceBergen has accepted the funding proposal, applied for each
grant and agreed to the terms prior to award receipt.
past few years AmerisourceBergen has experienced tremendous growth as we
execute on our key initiatives. In pursuit of continued growth it has become
necessary to expand our presence in the Philadelphia area,” said
AmerisourceBergen President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Collis. “This
will give us the opportunity, in both our new and current locations, to make
our associate work experience even more collaborative, rewarding and
was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic
development professionals who reports directly to the Governor and work with
businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.
Binswanger Global Real Estate Solutions was the broker of record for this
a creative workplace spurs innovation among our associates, fosters
collaboration and increases our ability to better serve patients and our
partners,” said Collis. “The easily accessible Millennium III gives
AmerisourceBergen the opportunity to continue to attract top talent to our
company as we look to increase our workforce in the region. It is our
associates that shape healthcare delivery every day, and our workplace
experience is a reflection of that mission.”
is one of the largest global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services
companies, helping both healthcare providers and pharmaceutical and biotech
manufacturers improve patient access to products and enhance patient care. With
services ranging from drug distribution and niche premium logistics to
reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services, AmerisourceBergen
delivers innovative programs and solutions across the pharmaceutical supply
channel. With over $100 billion in annualized revenue, AmerisourceBergen is
headquartered in Valley Forge, PA, and employs approximately 13,000 people.
AmerisourceBergen is ranked #28 on the Fortune 500 list.
information, go to www.amerisourcebergen.com.
Gov. Corbett launched JOBS1st PA as a comprehensive roadmap to economic recovery
that harnessed the state’s resources and talents to prioritize private-sector
job creation and retention. Today, Pennsylvania's unemployment rate stands at a
five-year low and jobs have been growing on a consistent basis for nearly four
information about Corbett’s commitment to job creation, visit www.pa.gov.
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