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Upton on Pfizer Investment in Kalamazoo County

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Washington, July 24, 2018 | Tom Wilbur (202-225-3761) | comments

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after Pfizer announced a major expansion in Kalamazoo County that is to include the creation of hundreds of good-paying jobs and nearly $500 million in new investments:

“This is huge news for our community. Having met directly with Pfizer leadership and other local folks about this a year ago, today truly is a great day. We’re all very excited to see this community partnership prosper.  

“As CEO Ian Read said himself, this overall effort would not have happened without tax reform. Lowering the rates has directly led to increased investments here in Southwest Michigan. Medical innovation is also on the rise thanks in part to 21st Century Cures. As a result, we’re seeing growth and good-paying jobs returning to Michigan.

“We must continue working together to ensure Southwest Michigan remains a premier place to attract this sort of manufacturing, innovation, and jobs.”

Upton had previously discussed this expansion directly with Pfizer leadership in June of 2017.

Learn more about tax reform here.

Learn more about Upton’s 21st Century Cures Act here.

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