Lego is moving from Connecticut to Boston in 2025
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 America, said in a press release that the move supports the Denmark-based global toymaker’s growth ambitions.
“Boston is recognized as one of the best cities in the world for attracting and retaining talent,” Kodak said in a statement. “This, coupled with its world-class academic facilities, skilled workforce and great quality of life, makes it an ideal location for our US headquarters.”
Lego has approximately 740 full-time employees in its Connecticut office.
All employees will have a position in the Boston office and will receive relocation assistance if they wish to relocate, the Lego Group said. The move will happen in phases beginning 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 thrilled to welcome The Lego Group to Boston and looks forward to helping the company relocate its headquarters and “joining our mission to… to become the most family-friendly city in the country”.
The Lego Group opened its Connecticut office in 1975. Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said in a press release that he was disappointed to hear of the move.
Lamont, based on his discussions with Lego leadership Tuesday morning, said that “their move is not motivated by Connecticut politics, but rather by LEGO’s desire to consolidate its operations near the company’s education office and its partnership with.” at MIT,” referring to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Lamont said the Connecticut Department of Economic Community Development, the Office of Workforce Strategy and the Department of Labor will work with Lego to find employment for workers who choose to leave the company and remain 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 the decision had no impact on the size or scope of Enfield’s headquarters.
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