Project Rapid***

Year Funded

2004

Amount

$350,000.00

The TTFC would partner with other funders to recruit a pharmaceutical company to locate their North American packaging, quality control laboratory and distribution in Wilson County. The project will create an investment of $70 million and create 300 jobs over five years in an area with large amounts of displaced tobacco workers. The grant was made out-of-cycle in the public interest of creating jobs in a tobacco-growing and tobacco-processing county which has been experiencing significant layoffs of workers in tobacco related industries.

Jennifer Lantz
Wilson Economic Development Council P.O. Box 728 Wilson, NC 27894-0728