Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly bringing more than 400 jobs to NC

Eli Lilly Logo pharmaceutical company (Photo: MGN Online)

DURHAM, NC (AP) — Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly & Co. will create over 460 jobs once its builds a new manufacturing facility in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park.

Gov. Roy Cooper and company CEO David Ricks spoke at a news conference Tuesday’s to unveil the $470 million investment.

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The plant will in part produce injectable drugs to treat diabetes.

The Commerce Department says the state beat out Indianapolis and Philadelphia for the plant.

Lilly could receive nearly $9 million from the state if it meets job-creation and investment goals.

Lilly already has plants in Indiana, New Jersey and Puerto Rico.