The Lego Group announced Tuesday that it will move its North American headquarters from Enfield, Connecticut, to Boston, Massachusetts, by the end of 2026.
Skip Kodak, president of the Lego Group in the Americas, said in a statement that the move supports the growth ambitions of the Denmark-based global toymaker.
“Boston is ranked as one of the best cities in the world for attracting and retaining talent,” Kodak said in a statement. “This, along with its world-class academic institutions, skilled workforce, and high quality of life, makes it an ideal location for our US headquarters.”
Lego has about 740 full-time employees at the Connecticut office.
All employees will have a position in the Boston office and will receive relocation assistance if they want to relocate, the Lego Group said. The move will take place in phases starting in mid-2025 and be complete by the end of 2026, the company said.
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said in a statement that she was delighted to welcome the Lego Group to Boston and looks forward to supporting the company as it transitions its headquarters and joining “our mission to become the most family-friendly city in the world.” country”.
The Lego Group opened the Connecticut office in 1975. Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said in a statement that he was disappointed to learn of the move.
Lamont said based on his conversations with Lego leadership Tuesday morning that “their move is not motivated by any Connecticut politics, but by LEGO’s desire to consolidate its business operations near the company’s Office of Education.” and enhance its partnership with MIT,” referring to the Massachusetts Institute. of Technology, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Lamont said the Connecticut Department of Community Economic Development, Office of Workforce Strategy and Department of Labor will work with Lego to find jobs for workers who decide to leave the company and stay in Connecticut.
Some industry watchers said in June that the Lego Group’s announcement that it would build a new factory in Richmond, Virginia, might not bode well for the company’s future in Connecticut.
A company spokesman said at the time that the decision would have no impact on the size and scope of the Enfield headquarters.
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