Pharmaceutical Company Coming to Martin County

Quintiles Transnational, an international pharmaceutical and bio tech research company based in Raleigh, is setting up shop in Martin County, bringing an initial 60 jobs. The company signed on to occupy about 11,000 square feet of office space in Martin County, with the possibility to expand to 21,000. Economic developers in Martin County say they will use about $750,000 in grant money to renovate the space. The news is especially welcome for an area that has lost hundreds of jobs in recent years.