Insurer Centene plans 3,200 jobs at new NC regional hub

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Government health insurance provider Centene Corp. says it will build an East Coast campus in Charlotte that will generate more than 3,200 jobs by 2032.

The St. Louis-based company announced on Wednesday it will spend $1 billion for the new campus, which also will include a technology hub.

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The state Commerce Department document says Centene picked Charlotte over Tampa, Florida and York County, South Carolina for the campus, where average salaries for the jobs created will reach $100,000.

Centene could receive $390 million in state cash grants if the company meets job and investment incentives.