Gov Quinn Announces 150 New High Tech Jobs as Japanese Pharmaceutical Company Expands in Glenview,

Governor Pat Quinn today joined Astellas executives and more than 1,000 employees to open the company’s new corporate headquarters for the Americas in Glenview. Astellas is investing about $140 million in Illinois as part of its expansion, which will create 150 new high-tech jobs. The new headquarters includes two seven-story buildings totaling 446,000 square feet, an increase of more than 160,000 square feet, which makes it more than a third larger than the former Deerfield location. The buildings and site emphasize sustainability, and the complex is designed to achieve LEED Gold certification. The company’s more than 1,000 employees recently relocated to the new headquarters, and the expansion includes the addition of 150 good paying, high-tech jobs. In addition to Gov. Quinn the ceremony was attended by Masao Yoshida, President and CEO of Astellas Pharma US, Inc., Congressman Robert Dold (IL-10), Consul General of Japan Okamura Yoshifumi, and Glenview Village President Kerry Cummings.