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星期三, 4月 27, 2016

麻州府撥2000萬元抵稅優惠鼓勵 28 家生醫公司打造 1,325新工作

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center awarding $20 million in tax incentives to 28 growing life sciences companies in Massachusetts.  The awards, involving companies that have committed to the creation of 1,325 new jobs in the Commonwealth in 2016, were approved today by the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC). The tax incentive awards will support life sciences job growth in fourteen Massachusetts cities and towns; half of the awardees are located or are expanding outside of Greater Boston

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Job Creation Incentives to 28 Life Science Companies
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center awards $20 million to foster job growth in the life sciences throughout the Commonwealth

WALTHAM – The Baker-Polito Administration announced today $20 million in tax incentive awards, to 28 life sciences companies. The awards, which will create 1,325 new jobs in the Commonwealth in 2016, were approved today by the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC). The tax incentive awards will support life sciences job growth in fourteen Massachusetts cities and towns; half of the awardees are located or are expanding outside of Greater Boston.

“Our administration is committed to maintaining Massachusetts’ global leadership in the life sciences, while growing jobs and building prosperity across the Commonwealth,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Through these smart job-creation incentives, as well as investments in workforce development and emerging technologies, we are working collaboratively to create an environment that fosters private-sector investment and job growth.”

“These tax incentive awards showcase the broad range of life sciences activity flourishing in Massachusetts,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “We are proud that, through drug discovery research, medical devices, diagnostics, and manufacturing, the life sciences industry continues to flourish in the Commonwealth’s many regions, while making meaningful improvements in patients’ lives.”

When announcing the launch of this year’s program in January, the Life Sciences Center expressed a desire to leverage the life sciences assets that are now in place around the state, and promote growth throughout Massachusetts. Toward that end, the agency actively encouraged applications from companies of all sizes located outside of Greater Boston.

The Life Sciences Tax Incentive Program was established in 2008 as part of Massachusetts’ 10-year, $1 billion Life Sciences Initiative. The program authorizes tax incentives each year for growing companies engaged in life sciences research and development, commercialization and manufacturing. The primary goal of the program is to incentivize life sciences companies of all sizes to create new, long-term jobs in Massachusetts.

The Life Sciences Act provides for 10 different incentives, which address the significant capital expenditures associated with the life sciences R&D cycle and the high costs of translating research into commercially viable products. This is the seventh year that incentives have been provided under the program.

As of December 1, 2015, 90 companies had active or completed tax incentive awards from prior years, totaling more than $100 million. Those prior awardees have created nearly 4,000 new jobs after receiving their tax incentives.

“The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center’s Job Creation Tax Incentive Program has encouraged life sciences companies of all sizes to create jobs and grow their businesses in Massachusetts, and it has also played a significant role in encouraging some of the global leaders in life sciences, such as Amgen, Shire and Baxalta, to make significant investments in new or expanded facilities here,” said Travis McCready, President & CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. “We want to ensure that this growth is well distributed across the state, and with that in mind, we are pleased to see that half of the awarded companies this year are located outside of, or are expanding outside of, Greater Boston.  We are also pleased to see that many of these expansions will create jobs in manufacturing.”

“We congratulate these companies for their commitment to maintaining and growing their presence in the Commonwealth,” said Administration and Finance Secretary Kristen Lepore. “It is important that we continue to foster a competitive environment so that Massachusetts can maintain its status as a leading destination for innovation, including the life sciences industry.”

“Strategically targeted business development incentives are a key component of our efforts to grow companies to scale in Massachusetts, win new business to the Commonwealth, and deepen our nationally leading innovation economy,” said Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash. “The tax incentives the Life Science Center’s Board approved today will enable more than two dozen dynamic life science companies to expand, and their growth will benefit all Massachusetts residents.”

The 28 life sciences companies that have been authorized to receive tax incentives, the city or town in which they are located, the amount awarded and each company’s job creation commitment for 2016 are as follows:

Company
Location
Incentive Amount
Jobs
908 Devices Inc.
Boston
$165,000
11
AbbVie Inc.
Worcester
$525,000
35
Abiomed, Inc.
Danvers
$1,050,000
70
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Cambridge
$2,250,000
150
Amgen Inc.
Cambridge
$780,000
52
Baxalta US, Inc.
Cambridge
$1,320,000
66
Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
Wilmington
$1,200,000
80
Emulate, Inc.
Boston
$318,090
30
Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Watertown
$360,000
24
Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc.
Boston
$483,377
50
Juno Therapeutics, Inc.
Waltham
$165,000
11
LFB USA, Inc.
Framingham
$720,000
48
Masy Systems, Inc.
Pepperell
$150,000
10
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Cambridge
$225,000
15
Moderna Therapeutics, Inc.
Cambridge
$1,875,000
125
Nitto Denko Avecia Inc.
Milford
$450,000
30
Nova Biomedical Corporation
Waltham
$750,000
50
Pharmalucence, Inc.
Billerica
$150,000
10
Quanterix Corporation
Lexington
$225,000
15
Radius Health, Inc.
Waltham
$525,000
35
Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc.
Cambridge
$750,000
50
Seres Therapeutics, Inc.
Cambridge
$945,000
63
Shire Human Genetic Therapies, Inc.
Lexington
$2,250,000
150
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc.
Walpole
$735,000
30
SQZ Biotechnologies Company
Boston
$129,784
20
STC Biologics, Inc.
Cambridge
$150,000
10
Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
Cambridge
$1,125,000
75
Web Industries Boston, Inc.
Holliston
$150,000
10

The Tax Incentive Program is jointly administered by the MLSC and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR), which oversees the technical administration of the incentives. Jobs that are created must be maintained for at least five years. The Tax Incentive Program mandates that awarded companies submit reports and respond to inquiries by the MLSC and DOR regarding employment figures. If a company receiving a tax incentive under the program does not meet and maintain their minimum threshold for job creation, the credit can be recovered by DOR, requiring that the company pay back all or a portion of the tax incentives they’ve received.