Officials with the Japanese pharmaceutical company Astellas Pharma have opened a new $150 million headquarters for the Americas in suburban Chicago. The headquarters were in Deerfield but were relocated to Glenview with new facilities. The campus includes two seven-story buildings totaling more than 400,000 square feet, six video conference rooms and green features, like landscape irrigation from retained storm water. About 1,000 employees work at the new location for a total of 2,600 employees nationwide. Gov. Pat Quinn touted the company's contribution to the state during a formal opening Monday with Japanese officials. The company has added 200 jobs since 2011. Astellas has received help from the state too, about $4 million in corporate tax credits. The company is a U.S. affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc.
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