It’s the beginning of a “new era” in the Dunkirk area, with the Athenex announcement, new marina ownership, a proposed waterfront hotel, housing projects, and other downtown retail and commercial investment. Governor Andrew Cuomo personally arrived to announce Athenex’s selection of Dunkirk for its new state-of-the-art 325,000 square foot pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. Working in partnership with Empire State Development, 900 new jobs are projected.
Since the announcement, officials and educators have been preparing for Athenex’s anticipated workforce needs while the company prepares to break ground. Spin-off development is already ramping up with inquiries from supply chain, housing, retail, recreation, hotel, and transportation opportunities. Athenex is a global clinical stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to becoming a leader in the discovery and development of next generation drugs for the treatment of cancer.