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
Sysco Foods Receives Industry Appreciation Award
Smithfield NC – On Monday, the Johnston County Commissioners and the Johnston County Economic Development Advisory Board recognized Sysco Foods 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.
Selma Mayor to Chair County Economic Development Board
Selma Mayor Cheryl Oliver will chair the Johnston County Economic Development Advisory Board. The 14-member board elected Oliver unanimously at its May 18th meeting.
"Mayor Oliver brings a wealth of experience from both government and business, and our program will benefit from that unique perspective, as well as from her steadfast leadership skills," said Chris Johnson, director of the Johnston County Office of Economic Development.