by Jason Parker , WRAL TechWire
Biotech firm Abzena is bringing more than 300 jobs to Sanford in an economic expansion announced Tuesday.
Average pay will be $63,000, according to figures disclosed by the N.C. Department of Commerce.
Abzena is a Global Partner Research Organization for “integrated bench to market solutions for biologics and bioconjugates,” according to its website.
The firm will invest some $13 million in the new facility.
It is receiving some $7 million in state incentives.
The deal was agreed to by the North Carolina Economic Investment Committee.
Sanford is also the site of two other pharmaceutical companies announcing major projects recently: Pfizer and Audentes.
North Carolina was selected for the Abzena plant over Philadelphia, Trenton, NJ, Tulsa, OK, Greenville SC, and San Diego.
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