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North Carolina getting 1,100 new jobs

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RALEIGH (AP) -- A Raleigh company that performs clinical research trials plans to expand its work force by nearly 1,100 employees by the end of 2011. A state panel agreed this morning to give INC Research nearly 15 million dollars in grants, if the company meets certain job-creation requirements. INC Research already employs 362 people in Wake County. The deal calls for the company to invest at least 17 million dollars and allows it to create some new positions in Charlotte and Wilmington. The Commerce Department says the new jobs are expected to have average salaries of more than $62,000. A state official says Philadelphia and Austin, Texas, also were in the running for the jobs. The agency says INC Research is expected to invest 19 million dollars over the next four years. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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