Monday, September 12, 2016

Jackson Laboratory

The Jackson Laboratory has a spanking new building in Farmington, on the property of the University of Connecticut Health Center.  The Jackson Lab does genomics research.  The State of Connecticut provided $291 million in loans and grants in 2012 to lure Jackson to Connecticut, 
about which I have ranted in the past.


So far, the lab has hired about 200 employees; if it hires 300 within ten years, the state loans will be forgiven.  I would like to be proven wrong, but I am still cynical about the State's largesse.

7 comments:

Tanya Breese said...

it's very modern looking...200 seems like such a small amount of employees for its size!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Some window-cleaners and lawn-mower drivers will certainly be needed.

jennyfreckles said...

Somebody's vanity project? Lots of them over here too.

William Kendall said...

The architecture's very modern.

RedPat said...

That is a lot of $$$$

bill burke said...

Nice building but probably not worth all that money. They have six more years to hire 100 plus people. They will probably hire the people, get the loans forgiven and then get rid of some people.

Stefan Jansson said...

Sure looks brand new in design.