Global Life Sciences USA, a leading provider of technologies and services that advance the development of therapeutics, plans to establish its first Michigan operations in Muskegon Charter Township, where it will manufacture resins for use in biologic medicines. Pending the acquisition of an existing site, the company will invest in property upgrades and new machinery and equipment to establish an environment capable of high-quality life sciences manufacturing, including lab and clean-room space. The project is expected to generate a total capital investment of $430 million and create an estimated 200 jobs.
The company’s customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, biologic drugs, and novel cell and gene therapies. The company has more than 8,000 associates across 40 countries.
The Michigan Strategic Fund approved the following in support of the project:
- A $1.5 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant
- A $1.5 million Jobs Ready Michigan grant
- A five-year, 100-percent State Essential Services Assessment exemption valued at $2.7 million.
The company provides training and benefits for its employees. The training, supported in part by the Jobs Ready Michigan grant, is anticipated to cover a wide range of skills and roles, including manufacturing practices, engineering and technology, and quality control. Muskegon Charter Township anticipates approval of a property tax abatement in support of the project.
“Global Life Sciences’ $430 million investment in Muskegon will create 200 good jobs in the region while also further boosting West Michigan as a life sciences hub,” said Governor Whitmer. “My administration is committed to growing our economy, creating jobs, and investing in Muskegon and all areas of the state. Thanks to bipartisan legislative support of critical business attraction tools like the Michigan Business Development Program, we are empowering MEDC to compete for every project and every job. We’re pleased to welcome Global Life Sciences to Michigan, and we look forward to working with the company as it continues to grow and add jobs for West Michigan residents.”