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Biotech facility will create hundreds of jobs

Posted at 11:13 AM, Feb 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-11 11:13:51-05

Governor Cuomo was in Dunkirk this morning, where he announced 1400 new jobs will be headed to the area.  The Buffalo-based company Athenex will create 500 jobs at its headquarters in Buffalo, and 900 jobs at a new biotech facility in Dunkirk.

Athenex is a pharmaceutical company that specializes in cancer treatment.  The company says the jobs will be "significant" and "high-paying."

The company's Buffalo headquarters will be in the Conventus building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.  Governor Cuomo called the Dunkirk facility a "game-changer" for the area.  The entire project will cost $1.6 billion, and $200 million will come from the state.

7 Eyewitness News reporter Matt Bove is at the governor's press conference, and will have much more on the story later on 7 Eyewitness News.