Georgia, Quick Start, and Dendreon connection is worth millions in cash with a hope of jobs.
It is unclear all the thinking that went into Dendreon deciding to build manufacturing lab in Union City, Georgia, but it is obvious that the incentives they were given must have played a major role. The Quick Start training film productions (the maiden voyage of the Georgia based company into the biotechnology field) and Hope grant for further education of employees is a package worth more than $8 million. The State of Georgia added nearly $11 million in additional incentives.
The state was not being altruistic, they are expecting at least 550 jobs. Some positions have already been filled and many more are currently listed.
Prostate cancer sufferers and investors also have a stake in Dendreon’s Georgia plant. Currently Dendreon’s production falls short of the national demand for its vaccine, Provenge. The Union City facility will boost its production. Investors have been longing for completion of the new digs and they should be rewarded generously when that day comes.
(Quick Start has expanded far beyond its training partnership with Dendreon, entering into education films for best practices and regulation systems in biotechnology and healthcare fields.)
Quick Start is also being used OSHA to train its personnel.
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