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.
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.