Sanofi won't expand to Lehigh County

Sanofi won't expand to Lehigh County

There are 15 comments on the The Morning Call story from Mar 11, 2009, titled Sanofi won't expand to Lehigh County. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Despite the lure of lucrative tax benefits, vaccine giant Sanofi Pasteur has ended talks to expand operations into Lehigh County .

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Hindsight

Allentown, PA

#1 Mar 11, 2009
OK. that last paragraph has to be wrong. ha

Too bad for Lehigh though. That would've been a good score.
wonndering

Atlanta, GA

#2 Mar 11, 2009
Hindsight wrote:
OK. that last paragraph has to be wrong. ha
Too bad for Lehigh though. That would've been a good score.
Yeah, I re-read that last sentence myself, LOL.
wow

Allentown, PA

#3 Mar 11, 2009
Where is the rest of the article? I guess Sanofi even got to the Morning Call, to prevent the complete publication of the article. These ginormous corporations will stop at nothing.
JACOB

Macungie, PA

#4 Mar 11, 2009
So ...

Is this office building still a KOZ? If so, I smell a big hustle by the building developer.
Scott

Whitehouse Station, NJ

#5 Mar 11, 2009
"The company's statement makes no mention of killing its expansion and Schindler"

Jeez, taking the phrase "kill the messenger" a bit literal, don't you think?!?!?
Sal

Kulpsville, PA

#6 Mar 11, 2009
Are you serious?
wow wrote:
Where is the rest of the article? I guess Sanofi even got to the Morning Call, to prevent the complete publication of the article. These ginormous corporations will stop at nothing.
Um no

Florham Park, NJ

#7 Mar 11, 2009
That's too bad. I was looking forward to them ignoring my resume.
ManBear

United States

#8 Mar 11, 2009
Whats wrong with the KOZ?
USSA

Scranton, PA

#9 Mar 11, 2009
"Currently Sanofi, a subsidiary of Swiss pharmaceutical behemoth Sanofi Aventis, is headquartered in Swiftwater."

What is up with the MC? Do they even attempt to verify the information in their articles? Sanofi Aventis is not a Swiss company, but rather French.
USSA

Scranton, PA

#10 Mar 11, 2009
Really? Any proof to back up your big mouth?
wow wrote:
Where is the rest of the article? I guess Sanofi even got to the Morning Call, to prevent the complete publication of the article. These ginormous corporations will stop at nothing.
Unhappy in Lehigh

Newtown Square, PA

#11 Mar 11, 2009
USSA wrote:
"Currently Sanofi, a subsidiary of Swiss pharmaceutical behemoth Sanofi Aventis, is headquartered in Swiftwater."
What is up with the MC? Do they even attempt to verify the information in their articles? Sanofi Aventis is not a Swiss company, but rather French.
Yea--a quick jump to Wikipedia shows that... oh, and I guess reading Sanofi-Pasteur's PRESS KIT would work too...

http://198.73.159.214/sanofi-p asteur2/ImageServlet?imageCode =25527&siteCode=SP_CORP

Too bad about them not moving--I know a few people who trek up there from the Easton area who would have benefited greatly from the shorter commute.
Unhappy in Lehigh

Newtown Square, PA

#12 Mar 11, 2009
JACOB wrote:
So ...
Is this office building still a KOZ? If so, I smell a big hustle by the building developer.
Later in the article, is has:
Feinberg said the move to expand the KOZ was specifically related to Sanofi's possible move and will not be completed.
So no-one else will get hat KOZ benefit should they move into that building.
Dr Feelgood

Coopersburg, PA

#13 Mar 11, 2009
just another screw-up by Runaway" cunningham and little miss "underdevelopment" cindy. What's the matter, donny BOY - wouldn't they give you enough money for your run for gov?
comment

Korea

#14 Mar 11, 2009
USSA wrote:
"Currently Sanofi, a subsidiary of Swiss pharmaceutical behemoth Sanofi Aventis, is headquartered in Swiftwater."
What is up with the MC? Do they even attempt to verify the information in their articles? Sanofi Aventis is not a Swiss company, but rather French.
Now you know why the are not locating to the Lehigh Valley, too many dumb people there and enough parochialism to kill any deal. What company would want such a headache? Just look at all who are abandoning the Lehigh Valley! Bethlehem Steel, LSI Logic Agere, Mack Trucks, Lehigh Portland Cement, FL Smidth, and now Sanofi Pasteur (before they even came).

Please redesignated Allentown MSA to be Northampton, Lehigh, Berks, Monroe, Schuylkill, Carbon.

Please merge Lehigh and Northampton counties.

Please merge every borough into a surrounding township.

Please merge Allentown with Hanover (Lehigh) Township.

The political infighting and parochialism of PA and this region is killing Northeast PA/Lehigh Valley from being the economic powerhouse that it could be!

Sanofi-Aventis (Euronext: SAN, NYSE: SNY), headquartered in Paris, France, is a multinational pharmaceutical company. The company is the world's fourth largest pharmaceutical company. Sanofi-Aventis engages in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceutical products for sale principally in the prescription market, but they also develop over-the-counter medication. Sanofi-Aventis cover 7 major therapeutic areas: cardiovascular, thrombosis, oncology, diabetes, central nervous system, internal medicine and vaccines (with its subsidiary Sanofi Pasteur).
Scott

Whitehouse Station, NJ

#15 Mar 12, 2009
comment wrote:
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Now you know why the are not locating to the Lehigh Valley, too many dumb people there and enough parochialism to kill any deal. What company would want such a headache? Just look at all who are abandoning the Lehigh Valley! Bethlehem Steel, LSI Logic Agere, Mack Trucks, Lehigh Portland Cement, FL Smidth, and now Sanofi Pasteur (before they even came).
Please redesignated Allentown MSA to be Northampton, Lehigh, Berks, Monroe, Schuylkill, Carbon.
Please merge Lehigh and Northampton counties.
Please merge every borough into a surrounding township.
Please merge Allentown with Hanover (Lehigh) Township.
The political infighting and parochialism of PA and this region is killing Northeast PA/Lehigh Valley from being the economic powerhouse that it could be!
Sanofi-Aventis (Euronext: SAN, NYSE: SNY), headquartered in Paris, France, is a multinational pharmaceutical company. The company is the world's fourth largest pharmaceutical company. Sanofi-Aventis engages in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceutical products for sale principally in the prescription market, but they also develop over-the-counter medication. Sanofi-Aventis cover 7 major therapeutic areas: cardiovascular, thrombosis, oncology, diabetes, central nervous system, internal medicine and vaccines (with its subsidiary Sanofi Pasteur).
I wouldn't say those companies abandoned the Lehigh Valley as much as mismanaged their way into extinction.

However, your ideas to merge the governments is spot on. It probably won't happen because it makes too much sense.

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