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Monday, January 22, 2007

There goes the neighborhood

The building where I work for the University of Michigan is practically surrounded by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's research facilities--about five huge buildings on both sides of a major street. Several of these buildings were constructed in the last six years.

Pfizer announced today that it is closing the entire Ann Arbor facility, eliminating 2100 local jobs. I don't know the details, but I know that the city has bent over backwards to encourage Pfizer to locate and expand here.