Lego will move from Connecticut to Boston in 2025
ENFIELD, Connecticut — 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 America, said in a statement that the move supports the Denmark-based global toymaker’s growth ambitions.
“Boston is among the best cities in the world for attracting and retaining talent,” Kodak said in a statement. “This, combined with world-class academic institutions, a skilled workforce and a high quality of life, make it an ideal location for our US headquarters.”
All Enfield employees will have a workplace in the Boston office and will receive relocation assistance if they wish to relocate, Lego Group said. The move will begin in mid-2025 and be completed by the end of 2026, the company said.
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said in a statement that she is pleased to welcome The Lego Group to Boston and looks forward to supporting the company as it relocates its headquarters and joins “its mission to be the most family-friendly city in the country.”
The Lego Group opened its Connecticut office in 1975. Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said in a statement that he was disappointed to hear about the move.
Lamont said, based on a conversation with Lego management Tuesday morning, that “their decision was not driven by Connecticut politics, but rather by LEGO’s desire to consolidate business operations near the education office. company and will strengthen its partnership with MIT,” referring to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Lamont said the Connecticut Department of Community Economic Development, the Office of Workforce Strategy and the Department of Labor will work with Lego to find jobs for workers who decide to leave the company and stay. Connecticut.
Some industry observers said the Lego Group’s announcement in June that it was building a new factory in Richmond may not bode well for the company’s future. In Connecticut.
At the time, a company spokesman said the decision would not affect the size and scope of the Enfield headquarters.
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