Merck and Moffitt to Create Joint Company in Tampa
Pharmaceutical company Merk & Co. and H. Lee
Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute announced Monday they
will create a joint company which will develop drugs for treating
cancer. This is great news for the Tampa Bay area as the new
company is expected to create 170 high paying jobs, with an average
salary of $80,000, and add $1 billion into Tampa’s economy over the
next few years.
County officials are hoping the new company,
called M2Gen Inc., will spark even greater economic development for
Tampa in the bioscience field. Hillsborough County had to lay out
$20 million in cash along with the land to the new company in what
is its largest economic development package ever.