State and community leaders from two Michigan towns are calling a $330 million plan by the nation’s third-largest preclinical drug-testing company to add 3,300 jobs over five years a dawn of a new era for a regional life-sciences industry struggling to rebound from years of layoffs and cutbacks by local powerhouse Pfizer.
 

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