Being close to one of the nation’s largest research parks and three nationally renowned research universities puts Johnston County in an enviable position for recruiting new, high-tech companies.
Business and industry in the county includes some of the largest, best-known corporate names. Companies such as Grifolds Biotherapeutics, Sysco Food Services and Caterpillar, employ about 30,000 people in the county, accounting for $500 million in payroll.
Several foreign-owned companies now have facilities in Johnston County. Among these are SONA BLW Precision Forge, a Indian producer of high tech metal products for the aerospace and transportation industries. Canadia company, Technion Studio Group, manufacturers office seating. Novo Nordisk, a Danish pharmaceutical company, produces insulin. Swedish-owned Hospira also produces pharmaceuticals.
A new workforce development center works with existing industries to offer specific training for Johnston County companies