In 2006, at the end of a multi-year international search process, Novartis chose the Town of Holly Springs for the nation’s first flu cell culture manufacturing facility. At 430,000 gross square feet sitting on 167 acres of land, this facility has the seasonal capacity to produce 50 million doses of trivalent flu vaccine, and in case of a pandemic event, the facility will be able to produce up to 150 million doses within six months.
This facility, now Seqirus, created more than 350 jobs and required an investment of more than $600 million to become fully operational. A more recent expansion announcement (December, 2010) created another 100 jobs with an additional $36 million investment.
Very few locations can compete with the size and scale of the Research Triangle’s life science industry. Our cluster runs the gamut from global giants with large scale manufacturing facilities to promising start-ups working side-by-side in local technology incubators.
North Carolina is consistently ranked as having the third largest biotech cluster in the U.S., and with recent additions like Novartis right here in Holly Springs, this industry is poised for continued expansion.
Holly Springs and the Research Triangle Region are very fortunate to have a diverse economic base. Our universities, health care systems, and state and local governments offer a strong and stable base, while our technology focused private sector adds the potential for rapid expansion in employment and wages.
Major Holly Springs Employers
|Seqirus||Flu Vaccine Manufacturing||350+|
|Town of Holly Springs||Local Government||231+|
|Warp Technologies||Polyester Yard Manufacturing||140|
|Rodney's Sign Company||Signs||45|
|Corrugated Container||Cardboard Box Manufacturing||45|
Major Regional Employers
|State of North Carolina||Government||25,000|
|Wake County Public Schools||Education||16,000|
|NC State University||Education||7,500|
|WakeMed Health & Hospitals||Healthcare||7,100|
|Cisco Systems||Information Technology||5,000|
|SAS Institute||Information Technology||4,100|