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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

Blue Line Aviation to Build State-of-the-Art Aviation Complex and Headquarters at Johnston Regional Airport

Johnston Regional Airport Set to Expand with $13 Million Project

The Johnston County Airport Authority Board announced a partnership with Blue Line Aviation LLC for the development of the Blue Line Aviation Complex at Johnston Regional Airport (JNX). This $13 million project will include a state-of-the-art hangar and premier flight school for both private and commercial aviation.

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Johnston County Commissioners Approve Incentives for Latest Novo Nordisk Expansion

Danish Insulin will Invest $22 million as BioPharma Crescent Draws Attention

Novo Nordisk, the world's leading diabetes care company, will embark on a $65 million expansion at its Clayton campus, its third there since 2010. Headquartered in Denmark, the pharmaceutical company currently employs over 1,000 manufacturing workers in Johnston County and is likely to hire almost two dozen additional employees to staff its growing Diabetes Finished Products Facility (DFPF), which is responsible for the formulation, filling, inspection, assembly and packaging of diabetes and obesity medicines.

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Economic Development Action Agenda (2014-2019)   Economic Development Action Agenda (2014-2019)
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Industry Appreciation Award

Smithfield NC - ; On Monday, the Johnston County Commissioners and the Johnston County Economic Development Advisory Board recognized Dewayne's of Selma for their commitment to Johnston County and community support by honoring the company with the County's "Industry Appreciation" award. This award is presented quarterly to Johnston County Industries.

"Existing Industries and Businesses are extremely important to the economic strength of Johnston County", stated Jeff Carver, Chairman of the Johnston County Board of Commissioners.

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Johnston County Leaders Mark Launch of Workforce Development Center Renovation

Changing Needs of Bio-Pharma Companies Prompt Curricular, Facilities Revamp.

Leaders from government, education, economic development and the biotechnology industry gathered in Clayton today to mark the "sheetrock breaking" on a $1.3 million renovation to the Johnston County Workforce Development Center. Upgrades will support the skills needs of Grifols and Novo Nordisk, two global bio-manufacturers with large and growing operations here.

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Blue Line Aviation to Build State-of-the-Art Aviation Complex and Headquarters at Johnston Regional Airport



  Johnston Regional Airport Set to Expand with $13 Million Project

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Johnston County Economic Development Office
3149 Swift Creek Road, Smithfield, NC USA 27577
Phone: 919-205-1232     E-Mail: econdev@johnstonnc.com