What do West Pharmaceutical and Eli Lilly Have in Common?

West Pharmaceutical Services and Eli Lilly are both investing soon in Right to Work North Carolina! West Pharmaceutical will be expanding in Kinston. Meanwhile, Eli Lilly is adding a new location in Concord. Altogether, these two great companies will create 670 new jobs. So they will be great additions to the state’s economy! They are also great examples of how Right to Work states encourage economic and job growth.

Read on in order to learn more about each company’s investment.

West Pharmaceutical:

West Pharmaceutical Services is investing $70 million toward an expansion in Right to Work Kinston, North Carolina. This will create 70 new jobs.

“I’m proud of our team members and the work they do every day. […] We look forward to being able to support our local community with more job opportunities as a result of this expansion and are excited to contribute to a continued bright future in Kinston.” […]

“When West could have expanded anywhere in the world, they still chose Lenoir County. […] With the largest manufacturing workforce in the southeastern United States, North Carolina has a firm commitment to developing and delivering a diverse pool of talent through a robust workforce training system.”


Eli Lilly:

Eli Lilly and Company’s $1 billion investment toward a new location in Right to Work Concord, North Carolina. This will create 600 new jobs!

“Lilly is entering an exciting period of growth and we are committed to delivering innovative medicines to patients around the world. […] We are pleased to again partner with North Carolina to bring jobs to American workers and provide more medicines that patients need to address health challenges.” […]

“Lilly’s choice brings more good jobs to North Carolina from one of our most important industries. […] North Carolina has become a premier hub for the world, thanks to our exceptional workforce and commitment to education.” […]

“North Carolina’s workforce continues to deliver a competitive edge to companies like Lilly, and we aim to keep it that way.”


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