Construction Spending in

New York

New York's biopharmaceutical companies research and develop new treatments and cures that improve patient health while also contributing to U.S. economic health. These companies employ highly skilled union construction workers to build state-of-the-art research and manufacturing facilities to ensure infrastructure is built to exacting standards.

Construction Employment

Union Labor & Earnings, 2012–17

Pharmaceutical & Biotech

4.5

million

Labor Hours Demanded

(14 trades, installation, and maintenance)

2.4

million

Union Labor Hours (est)

(State union% in non-residential = 53.6%)

$28.02

Average Union Wage

(Union construction workers, 2017 dollars)

$67.8

million

Total Union Earnings (est.)

(Union hours times average wage)

Industry Analysis: New York

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (2017)

Firms

194

Firms

Employees

20,435

Employees

Annual Wages

$1.6

billion

Annual Wages

New York Construction Labor Hours by Trade

Pharmaceutical & Biotech, 2012–17

35,533

Installation

19,805

Maintenance

55,337

Total hours

Largest Construction Projects

Pharmaceutical & Biotech Manufacturing, 2012–17

Alexandria Real Estate Equities Incorporated

New York Alexandria Center for Life Science Phase II West Tower Addition

New York, NY

150,000,000

2012-2013

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Tarrytown Mount Pleasant Pharmaceutical R&D Campus Expansion

Tarrytown, NY

150,000,000

2013-2015

Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC

Yaphank Generic Oral Solids and Softgels Plant Expansion

Yaphank, NY

100,000,000

2012-2015

Kedrion Melville Incorporated

Melville Blood Plasma Fractionation CMOPlant Renovation/Fit-Up

Melville, NY

100,000,000

2016-2017

McKesson Corporation

Hamptonburgh Grassroot Pharmaceutical Distribution Center

Montgomery, NY

85,200,000

2015-2017

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Rensselaer (East Greenbush) Clinical-Scale Injectable Biologics Plant Expansion

Rensselaer, NY

75,000,000

2013-2015

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Tarrytown Greenburgh Pharmaceutical R&D Expansion

Tarrytown, NY

50,000,000

2013-2013

AmerisourceBergen Corporation

Newburgh Grassroot Pharmaceutical Distribution Center

Newburgh, NY

47,000,000

2016-2018

Fresenius Kabi USA LLC

Grand Island Pharmaceutical Plant Expansion

Grand Island, NY

38,000,000

2011-2012

Cipla Incorporated

Central Islip Generic Pharmaceutical Capsule and Tablet Plant Addition

Central Islip, NY

38,000,000

2016-2018

Alexandria Real Estate Equities Incorporated

New York Alexandria Center for Life Science Phase II West Tower Addition

New York, NY

Location

150,000,000

Project Value

2012-2013

Years

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You may be surprised by the connection between New York's biopharmaceutical industry and union labor. A new study finds that from 2012-2017 America’s biopharmaceutical companies invested more than $2 billion in infrastructure in the state, supporting 2.4 million union labor hours. View New York's labor-industry profile here: https://bit.ly/2SxeOWD

New York's pharmaceutical companies and the building trades unions have a surprising relationship - a new study finds that from 2012-2017 biopharmaceutical companies invested more than $2 billion in infrastructure in the state, supporting 2.4 million union labor hours. View New York's labor-industry profile here: https://bit.ly/2SxeOWD

A new study finds that from 2012-2017 New York's biopharmaceutical companies invested more than $2 billion in infrastructure in the state, supporting 2.4 million union labor hours. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2SxeOWD