Hundreds of new jobs are on the way to the east as one company plans an $85-million modernization and expansion of its operations.
Nash County's Hospira, leading provider of injectable medicines and infusion technologies, plans to create 200 additional jobs over the next three years.
The project was made possible in part by a $645,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund. The state grant will be based on the company investing $85 million over the first three years of the project.
The company currently has about 2,400 employees at its Rocky Mount facility.