Bioscience

Drugmaker Roche Group to add 500 jobs in Tucson

October 13, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: The Arizona Republic] – Drug giant Roche Group plans to add 500 jobs in Tucson as part of an expansion of its Ventana Medical Systems campus.

Roche officials have planned expanding in Arizona since acquiring Ventana in a $3.4 billion deal in January 2008.

Pima County and Arizona sweetened the deal for Ventana through an incentives offer worth more than $10 million. The state will kick in about $2 million in federal stimulus dollars that will be pegged to the job-growth goals, according to an Arizona Department of Commerce spokesman.

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