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Bristol-Myers Squibb announces Tampa facility and 579 new jobs

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In a statement released Thursday afternoon, Governor Rick Scott announced Bristol-Myers Squibb's plans to locate a North America Capability Center and create 579 life sciences jobs in Tampa.

The 70,000-square-foot facility will be located in Hillsborough County, and will open in January 2014 with approximately 250 employees.

The company will add more than 325 additional jobs supporting scientific and technical activities at the site by 2017, according to a press release. 

Governor Rick Scott said, "Bristol-Myers Squibb's decision to open this new facility in Tampa and create 579 jobs is great news for Florida families. Since taking office, my focus has been on job creation and turning Florida's economy around. We have worked tirelessly to improve the state's business climate by removing cumbersome regulations and taxes, and strengthening our workforce. Announcements like this from Bristol-Myers Squibb show that companies are taking notice of our economic turnaround and that it's working in Florida."

"We are pleased to locate our North America Capability Center in Hillsborough County," says Gareth Morgan, senior vice president, Bristol-Myers Squibb. "We evaluated many locations and considered many factors before deciding that Florida was the best state for our new facility. We specifically selected Hillsborough County for several reasons, including its 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."

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