BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The LEGO group announced Tuesday it is planning to move its U.S. Headquarters to Boston by the end of 2026.
The company is based in Enfield, Connecticut but will begin transitioning to a new Boston location starting in the middle of 2025, with the hope of completing the move by the end of the next year. The LEGO Group is now searching for a location for its new office, it has an education center office in the Back Bay and a LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Somerville's Assembly Row.
Skip Kodiak, the LEGO Group's U.S. President, said in a statement the move supports the company's ambitions for long-term growth.
“Boston is ranked one of the best cities in the world to attract and retain talent," Kodiak said. "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. We have exciting plans for the next phase of growth and hope we can retain many of our current team, as well as attract new colleagues.”
The LEGO Group says employees at the company's location in Enfield will be offered positions at the new Boston office and the company will help with relocation. Any employees that do not want to relocate will get financial support and help to find a new position elsewhere.
“We’re grateful for our fantastic team and the support we’ve received in Connecticut over the past 50 years," Kodiak said. "This has allowed us to build a successful business and inspire millions of children. We wanted to give our people plenty of time to plan their futures, so will implement a gradual transition over the next few years.”