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Pfizer to open global capability hub in Tampa

Posted at 1:09 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 13:09:41-05

TAMPA, Fla. — Pfizer has announced plans to open a global capability hub in Tampa.

“Florida welcomes Pfizer’s decision to expand its presence in Florida and, with it, the opportunity for good-paying jobs,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “We appreciate Pfizer’s longstanding contributions in the life sciences including of course their hard work to deliver a COVID-19 vaccine in such a short period of time –and wish them all the success.”

The new facility will be located just north of downtown Tampa in Heights Union. Pfizer will also join life sciences company Axogen.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Pfizer to Tampa,” said Mayor Jane Castor, City of Tampa. “Despite the challenges of the past year, Tampa is still one of the most exciting cities in the country and our momentum for attracting new talent and recruiting top corporations hasn’t slowed down. If anything, it has accelerated.”

“Tampa is an ideal location for our latest multi-functional hub, which will provide exceptional work experiences for our colleagues and a diverse range of centralized capabilities for Pfizer to deliver its purpose – Breakthroughs that Change Patients’ Lives,” said Bill Carapezzi, Executive Vice President of Global Business Services and Transformation at Pfizer. “After conducting a comprehensive evaluation, we are excited by the opportunity Tampa offers and we look forward to becoming an integral member of the growing Tampa community.”

At this time, it is not known when the hub is set to open.