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Global Biotech Leader Amgen Chooses Holly Springs for New Manufacturing Facility

Amgen, one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, announced plans today to invest $550 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Holly Springs, North Carolina. The investment will bring 355 jobs to Holly Springs, which has become a preferred destination for the life sci… Read more >


Governor Cooper Announces Amgen Will Create 355 Jobs at New Biomanufacturing Facility in Wake County

Company intends to invest $550 million in Holly Springs Amgen Inc., the pioneering biotechnology company, will build a new biologics manufacturing operation in Holly Springs, creating 355 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company intends to invest $550 million in Wake Coun… Read more >


Raleigh Named #6 Best Place to Live for Remote Workers

According to a recent study conducted by Pew Research Center, 71% of Americans are now working from home. However, an increasing number of new teleworkers are discovering that home can be anywhere they want it to be. This newfound freedom comes with the opportunity for millions of… Read more >


Wake County Celebrates Apple’s “Transformational” $1 Billion Investment in North Carolina, Research Triangle Park

Wake County today further solidified its position as a hub for the world’s leading technology companies when Apple announced its plan to invest $1 billion in the state and build a new campus at the Research Triangle Park. The global tech giant plans to hire at least 3,000 people at an … Read more >



Apple has selected North Carolina’s Research Triangle region as the location for its newest research and development campus and will create 3,000 jobs in Wake County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Apple plans to invest more than $1 billion in the state by 2032. Earlier today, G… Read more >


Life Sciences Company Announces $114.6 Million Investment in Morrisville

Invitae Corporation, a life sciences company specializing in genetic testing, announced today that it plans to make a $114.6 million capital investment in the Town of Morrisville in Wake County, NC. Joining the more than 600 life sciences organizations in the Research Triangle region, the S… Read more >


Governor Cooper Announces Genetic Testing Company Will Build New Lab and Create 374 Jobs in Wake County

Invitae Corporation expanding into North Carolina, plans to invest $114.6 million in Morrisville over the next decade Apr 20, 2021   Invitae Corporation, a leading medical genetics company, plans to build a major testing and laboratory facility in Wake County, creat… Read more >


Leading Life Sciences Company Announces $2 Billion Investment to Build Manufacturing Facility in Holly Springs

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, a world-leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), announced today that it plans to build in Holly Springs the largest end-to-end cell culture CDMO biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in North America. The $2 billion project i… Read more >


Governor Cooper Announces North America’s Largest End-to-End Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility Coming to N.C. as FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Selects Wake County

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A. Inc., a world leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), will create 725 jobs and expressed its intent to invest $2 billion in Wake County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will build North America’s… Read more >


New reports shine bright light of Raleigh: No. 1 metro, significant job growth coming

Two new reports from Wake County Economic Development presented to Wake County commissioners paint an optimistic picture for the Raleigh metro area as the economy begins to rebound from the pandemic. In the 2020 Metro Comparison, an independent study commissioned by WCED – a part… Read more >