Welcome to the Johnston County Economic Development Office
The Johnston County Economic Development Office acts as a facilitator
between government and the private sector to encourage and promote development opportunities
within the County. The office is a division of County government and is supported in total
by County ad valorem taxes. Whatever your needs may be, the Johnston County Economic Development
Office is prepared to assist you in a confident, qualified, professional and confidential
manner. Resources available to your company include custom digitized maps, labor and wage
analysis, site selection assistance, and incentive packaging.
News and Events
Grifols to Launch $210 Million Expansion in Clayton
Creating 250 Jobs
For the second time in less than eight months, a global
bio-manufacturing company has chosen Johnston County for a significant expansion.
Earlier today, the Johnston County Board of Commissioners approved a 10-year
incentive package that paves the way for Grifols Therapeutics Inc. to launch a
$210 million expansion at its facility near Clayton. The Spain-based leader in
plasma-derived medicine, already the county’s largest private employer, will create
250 new jobs here over the coming decade.
"Our county is proud to take its partnership with this
leading biotech company to an exciting new level," said Tony Braswell,
chairman of Johnston County’s Board of Commissioners, who presided over
today’s unanimous vote. As Grifols meets its projections on capital
investment and job creation, the county will grant up to $1,277,640 annually to the
company for 10 years. “Economic development, when it takes place at this level,
is all about partnerships, and it is crucial that the county be a good partner.
That means being prepared to share part of the risks as well as the rewards that
will grow from this."
Novo Nordisk To Add Major New Bio-Manufacturing Operations In Clayton
$1.2 billion economic investment will add 691 employees
Johnston County will be the beneficiary of a $1.2 billion economic investment by Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc., as the Danish company launches new operations at its Clayton campus to manufacture the active ingredient for its insulin products. Novo Nordisk’s decision, approved earlier today by its board of directors, brings an additional 691 bio-manufacturing jobs to the county.
“This billion-dollar decision by Novo Nordisk more than doubles the size of its North Carolina workforce and underscores the Research Triangle’s global leadership in bio-manufacturing,” said Governor McCrory. “When it comes to life sciences and manufacturing, North Carolina can compete – and win – against any location in the world.”
Industry Appreciation Award
COMMISSIONERS HONOR JCI WITH INDUSTRY APPRECIATION AWARD
Johnston County, N.C. – November 6, 2017. The Johnston County Board of Commissioners honored officials of JCI, Inc., today with the county’s Industry Appreciation Award. The citation was given to the not-for-profit company at the Board’s regular meeting in Smithfield this morning.
“Here’s an organization that has helped countless people across five counties build and maintain strong connections to the job market, all the while offering companies in the region access to a wide array of necessary skill-sets,” said Jeffrey Carver, chairman of the Board of Commissioners. “JCI serves a mission that benefits both the public and private sectors, and helps keep the fabric of our community and local economy strong.”
Johnston County Leaders Express Condolences to Families of Life Flight Crash Victims
Johnston County Commissioners joined staff and others in the community in offering condolences to the families of the four individuals killed in
the crash of the Duke Life Flight aircraft earlier today. The helicopter and its crew were based at Johnston Regional Airport (JNX) in Smithfield.