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ONE OF THE BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN NYS TO LOCATE TO GREENBURGH
Release Date: June 27, 2011
GREENBURGH TO BE NEW HOME FOR ACORDA THERAPEUTICS---ONE OF THE BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN NYS...
TOWN WANTS TO BECOME BIO TECH CAPITAL OF HUDSON VALLEY
Acorda Therapeutics Inc will announce officially on Monday they will lease significant space in the Ardsley Park buildings, located just south of the village of Ardsley. Acorda Therapeutics will join Seimans, Beyer, Epicept, Profectus Biosciences, Progenetics Pharmeceuticles, PsychoGenics, Regeneron Pharmaceuticles, Apex Laboratory,Additives Division, Standards Research Services I International, CCS Research Inc & Biomed Pharmaceuticals and other companies that have chosen to locate in Greenburgh!
Greenburgh wants to become the bio tech capital of the Hudson Valley. We will continue to encourage more bio tech companies to locate in our town.
ACORDA--ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO WORK FOR IN NEW YORK STATE-check www.acorda.com.
Acorda was a multiple award winner at the 2011 9th Annual American Business Awards (ABA). Acorda CEO Ron Cohen received a Stevie Award as Executive of the Year in the Health Products & Services category, and the Company’s website, www.acorda.com
, received the Stevie for best pharmaceutical website/blog. The Stevie Awards were created by the ABA to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and business people worldwide.
Acorda was ranked 3rd among all large employers in the 2011 “Best Places to Work in New York” survey, and was the only biotechnology/pharmaceutical company to be included among the best 50 employers statewide. The rankings were based on feedback from employees about workplace culture, benefits, overall job satisfaction and other criteria. The program is a partnership between the New York State Society for Human Resource Management, the Business Council of New York and Best Companies Group, an independent company that manages Best Places to Work programs on state, regional and national levels.
Acorda was ranked 5th among small life sciences companies, and 5th overall among both large and small companies, in the “Best Places to Work in Industry 2011” survey conducted by The Scientist. The Scientist bases its rankings primarily on an online survey of employees in research, development and other science-related fields. Employees are asked to rate their workplace in categories such as research environment, integrity, training and development, and overall job satisfaction.
Acorda was named to the 2010 Forbes Most Trustworthy Companies list. Forbes and Audit Integrity, an independent financial analytics company, rank firms with the most transparent accounting and prudent management. Fewer than 5% of public companies make the list.
Acorda was included in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™, an annual ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Award winners were selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2005 to 2009.
Acorda’s recently redesigned corporate website, www.acorda.com, was launched in August 2010. The site received the Interactive Media Award (IMA) for Outstanding Achievement. IMA evaluates websites based on five criteria: design, content, feature functionality, usability and standards compliance
This company develops and markets drugs that improve neurological functions in persons with multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and nervous system disorders. The company has marketed two products --Ampyra extended release tablets to improve walking in MS patients and Zanaflex capsules, a short acting drug to manage spasticity.
We're excited to welcome Acorda to Greenburgh.
Greenburgh Town Supervisor