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ENFIELD, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - LEGO announces its will move its corporate offices from Enfield to Boston by the end of 2026.
President of the LEGO Group in the Americas, Skip Kodak, says in a statement Tuesday the move would support the business’s long-term growth ambitions to bring LEGO® play to even more children in the US and the Americas region.
Kodak adds "...Boston is ranked one of the best cities in the world to attract and retain talent. This, along with its world-class academic institutions, skilled workforce and great quality of life makes it an ideal location for our US head office..."
Governor Lamont has issued a statement on Lego's decision:
“I am disappointed to hear today’s news, but I am confident in Connecticut’s ability to attract and retain companies that value our competitive advantages in education, workforce, and quality of life. We are seeing these advantages resonate more and more in industries such as advanced manufacturing, life sciences, and fintech.
“Based on my conversations this morning with LEGO’s leadership, their move is motivated not by any Connecticut policy but rather LEGO’s desire to consolidate their business operations near the company’s Education Office and to enhance their partnership with MIT.
“While LEGO has announced that no layoffs will be part of the relocation, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of Workforce Strategy, and Department of Labor will work with LEGO to place affected workers who choose to depart the company and stay in Connecticut.”
All 740 colleagues based in Enfield will have a position in the new location and will receive relocation assistance if they wish to make the move.
Colleagues who choose not to relocate will receive financial support and job placement assistance to transition to new opportunities outside the company.