To bring together its multidisciplinary and professional services, biopharmaceutical giant Pfizer plans to open a global capability hub in Tampa, Florida.
Pfizer’s new facility will be located just north of downtown Tampa in Heights Union, one of Tampa’s first new Class-A office buildings in three decades.
“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.”
“This is great news for the Tampa Bay region and for Florida,” said Florida Secretary of Commerce Jamal Sowell. “Florida is clearly the perfect location for life science companies like Pfizer and the associated business functions that makes their success possible.”
Pfizer is the latest global biopharmaceutical company to open a global hub in Hillsborough County. Over the past several years, Tampa has established itself as a top location for life sciences and healthcare companies. It started in 2013 when Bristol Myers Squibb announced it chose Tampa for a capability center, which was then followed by Johnson & Johnson in 2015 and Amgen in 2017.
“Tampa and Hillsborough County’s reputation for providing highly skilled talent across IT, finance, and life sciences and healthcare functions makes it a perfect fit for these large capability centers. In fact, these three industry sectors are projected to see some of the largest growth over the next five years,” said Craig Richard, President and CEO of the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council. “This is truly a transformative project for our community with positive impacts that will be felt throughout our entire region.”