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Clinical Trial Company Will Bring 250 Jobs, HQ To Morrisville PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 23 December 2021 17:30

Science 37, Inc.  the Agile Clinical Trial Operating Systemt will relocate its corporate headquarters from California to North Carolina’s Research Triangle region and create 250 jobs over five years in Wake County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest nearly $1.5 million to establish operations in the Town of Morrisville.

"I’m pleased to welcome Science 37’s new headquarters to North Carolina and the Research Triangle,” said Governor Cooper. “With our talented workforce and strong infrastructure, North Carolina offers the right ingredients for life science companies and their employees to succeed.”

Science 37's mission is to enable universal access to clinical research—making it easier for patients and providers to participate from anywhere. As a pioneer of decentralized clinical trials, the Science 37 Clinical Trial Operating System (OS) supports today’s more agile clinical research designs with its full stack, end-to-end technology platform and specialized networks of patient communities, telemedicine investigators, mobile nurses, remote coordinators and connected devices. Science 37’s project in Wake County will transition the company’s headquarters from Culver City, California and will create opportunities for administrative, legal, HR, and IT personnel, among other headquarters’ functions.

“The Science 37 model has enabled clinical trial sponsors to accelerate enrollment, retain patients longer and attract a more representative patient population, which has led to tremendous growth for our company,” said David Coman, Chief Executive Officer of Science 37. “Establishing our headquarters in the Research Triangle, a magnet for biopharmaceutical innovation, will enable Science 37 to continue grow; attracting and retaining top talent dedicated to accelerating research and enabling access for patients and providers, anywhere.” 

“The ecosystem that supports North Carolina’s life science industry is second to none, and Science 37’s decision strengthens our position even more,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “Companies in this vibrant industry depend on our skilled and talented workforce, and as the state’s First in Talent strategic plan makes clear, investments in our educational and training systems will keep opportunities like this coming our way.”

While salaries will vary based on job roles, the average wage for all the new jobs will be $114,400, which is above the Wake County average of $68,317. The total payroll impact from this project on the region is expected to reach more than $28 million, each and every year.

Science 37’s project in North Carolina will be facilitated by a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) approved by the state’s Economic Investment Committee earlier today. Over the course of the 12-year term of this grant, the project is estimated to grow the state’s economy by $783 million. Using a formula that takes into account the new tax revenues generated by the new jobs, the JDIG agreement authorizes the potential reimbursement to the company of up to $3,336,750, spread over 12 years.

State payments only occur following performance verification by the departments of Commerce and Revenue that the company has met its incremental job creation and investment targets. JDIG projects result in positive net tax revenue to the state treasury, even after taking into consideration the grant’s reimbursement payments to a given company.

“Science 37’s selection of Morrisville and Wake County for their new headquarters is welcome news for our region,” said N.C. Senator Wiley Nickel. “This new operation shines the spotlight once again on the important role North Carolina plays in the life science industry.”

“I thank the many local leaders and organizations who have worked hard to bring this company’s headquarters to our region,” said N.C. Representative Joe John. “We’re committed to support Science 37 and its employees as they ramp up operations in our area.”

Partnering with the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. on this project were the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, the Capital Area Workforce Development Board, Wake Tech Community College, Wake County, the Town of Morrisville, the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce and Wake County Economic Development, a program of the Raleigh Chamber.

 

 
State Offers $5000 Reward In Greensboro Robbery and Murder PDF Print E-mail
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By Donna Martinez   
Thursday, 23 December 2021 17:27

North Carolina is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Steven Anthony George, age 28.

On Friday, May 31, 2019, at approximately 2:53 a.m., officers with the Greensboro Police Department responded to a home invasion and shooting on Woodmere Drive in Greensboro. Upon arriving at the scene, officers located Mr. George inside the residence and suffering from numerous gunshot wounds. Mr. George was transported to Moses Cone Hospital where he later died from his injuries. 

Anyone having information concerning this case should contact the Greensboro Police Department at 336-373-2450, Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000 or the State Bureau of Investigation at 919-662-4500.  

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 December 2021 17:36
 
Kroger Will Build Fulfillment Center In Cabarrus County And Create Nearly 700 Jobs PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 23 December 2021 17:22

The Kroger Co. America’s largest grocery retailer, will build a high-tech customer fulfillment center in Cabarrus County and create nearly 700 jobs over five years to support a logistics facility that will be established in the City of Concord. 

"As e-commerce continues to grow, I’m pleased Kroger will locate this highly advanced fulfillment center in our state,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “From our hard working and skilled people to our advanced transportation networks and overall business climate, North Carolina offers the right ingredients for a modern business to succeed.”

The Kroger Co. serves customers across a family of stores like Kroger, Harris Teeter, Ralphs, and Fred Meyer, among many others. Kroger Fulfillment Network, LLC (KFN), the subsidiary leading the project, is a vertically integrated network for ambient, chilled, and frozen groceries. Using artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, and automation, KFN operates with proprietary technology to allow for affordable, friendly, and fast delivery of fresh food and household essentials to customers.

"The acceleration of our delivery business continues with the development of an additional customer fulfillment center, advancing our commitment to creating career opportunities and serving shoppers fresh food fast through interconnected, automated, and innovative facilities and last-mile solutions across America," said Gabriel Arreaga, Kroger's senior vice president and chief supply chain officer. "We thank Governor Roy Cooper for his collaboration and support of this project, and the company looks forward to serving new and existing customers across North Carolina."

“The jobs of the future are changing, but our state’s commitment to build a skilled, inclusive, and diverse workforce remains the same,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “As our new First in Talent strategic plan makes clear, investments in our educational and training systems will keep our workers well positioned for the workplaces of tomorrow.”

While wages will vary based on job roles, the average annual pay, including benefits like healthcare and retirement, will be above the Cabarrus County average of $41,255. The total payroll impact from this project on the region is expected to reach more than $29 million, each and every year.

KFN’s project in North Carolina will be facilitated by a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) approved by the state’s Economic Investment Committee earlier today. Over the course of the 12-year term of this grant, the project is estimated to grow the state’s economy by $820.8 million. Using a formula that takes into account the new tax revenues generated by 692 new jobs, as well as the company’s required project investment, the JDIG agreement authorizes the potential reimbursement to the company of up to $2.3 million, spread over 12 years.

State payments only occur following performance verification by the departments of Commerce and Revenue that the company has met its incremental job creation and investment targets. JDIG projects result in positive net tax revenue to the state treasury, even after taking into consideration the grant’s reimbursement payments to a given company.

“Kroger’s selection of Concord and Cabarrus County for this large fulfillment center is welcome news for our region,” said N.C. Senator Paul Newton. “These new jobs and investment will help many families in our area for years to come.”

Partnering with the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina on this project were the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Cabarrus County, the City of Concord and the Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 December 2021 17:24
 
Insurance Commissioner Attends Topping Out Of Fayetteville Tech Fire Training Center PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 20 December 2021 13:43

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey attend the Fayetteville Technical Community College-Cumberland County Regional Fire and Training Center Topping Out ceremony.

Commissioner Causey signed the last steel beam before it is installed in the training facility. The FTCC-Cumberland County Regional Fire and Training Center is located at 775 Tom Starling Road, Fayetteville, N.C. 28306.

The 26,000-square-foot building will house the classrooms, apparatus bays, simulations labs, a conference room, offices, a technical rescue complex with a four-story training tower and a three-story burn building where live burning exercises can be conducted. This is the first phase of the $20 million fire and rescue training center project that will continue over the next two years.

The facility’s plans will include the first indoor swift-water rescue training facility in North Carolina and neighboring states.

 

 

 
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