Johnson & Johnson to occupy portion of Wexford innovation center

Johnson & Johnson expects to become a tenant in the Wexford Science & Technology innovation center, whose construction is expected to start Monday with a 10 a.m. groundbreaking.

The global health-care company this year created its new health-care technology center in the One Ship Street space adjacent to where Wexford will build.

It employs 47 people there now, but the company expects to continue hiring until it employs the full 75 people, for which it secured $4.6 million in state financial incentives earlier this year, Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor told The Providence Journal.

Asked whether Johnson & Johnson is expanding significantly, Gov. Gina Raimondo told reporters on Channel 12′s “Newsmakers” program, “They’re growing. They like being in Rhode Island.”

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