DUNKIRK – County officials are started the effort to prepare for the arrival of a multi-million dollar economic development project in Dunkirk.
County executive Vince Horrigan and the Chautauqua County Education Coalition recently hosted a roundtable discussion with representatives from Athenex at the Fredonia Technology Incubator in Dunkirk. The Education Coalition is hoping to help guide the process of bringing together the various stakeholder organizations to ensure the workforce development needs for the company will be met.
Earlier this year Athenex announced a partnership with SUNY Polytechnic Institute and New York State that would result in 900 new jobs coming o the Dunkirk Area. An exact timeline for when the facility will be built and open for business has not yet been released.
Athenex is global company with multiple offices and manufacturing facilities located in both the U.S. and China. It was founded at the University of Buffalo and expanded in 2003 with a ten-year funding stream committed by more than one hundred local business and medical leaders in upstate New York.