Buds, a large company - Holly Springs Seqirus story and lasting impression

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Triangle area, people are still sleeping in Holly Springs, Holly Springs has waited woke up, eat, sniff - or in this case, there may be potential for economic development.

Rex Seqirus, RoviSys, UNC Health Care of thousands of people - all these big name companies are working on the basis that everyone uses and Holly Springs, south of the city of Raleigh is almost 200 percent in 15 years seen explosive population growth.

This may be the idyllic character of the city, many parks and outer areas, or in the general population's quality of life, but a lot of growth, as well as in Holly Springs can be explained by the economic development. "

At the beginning of 2000, Holly Springs, and he knew that to attract life science companies, especially state. Since the growth of biotechnology and turned the region, Branding hired a consulting firm to conduct the study. The results of the study Holly Springs heights in life science companies, as much for the city to attract employers, confirmed the predictions, and worked on the development of marketing strategy.

"I think I laughed at some of the people", Holly Springs, Daniel weeks, assistant city manager. "Some people think we are very ambitious and said:" Holly Springs will never be successful. ""

However, after the Holly Springs Novartis (now plug Seqirus), that is not correct.

In 2006, after many years, the international search process, the pharmaceutical company, the country's first flu cell culture manufacturing facility has been selected as a base for Holly Springs. In 2009, the 500,000-square-foot facility opened in 167 acres of land, sit and stand against the flu has the capacity to produce 50 million doses.



As of last year, Seqirus approximately 550 full-time employees and employs approximately 200 workers.

"[This] I think Holly Springs biotech world, has a legitimate place in the table," said Weeks. "People Holly Springs to really understand."

But the real impact of Novartis whole city, especially. Holly Springs, credit Biotechnology, not only the city center as a real player in the game, and other companies charted the way to Iran, as well as the economic impact on existing businesses.

"Novartis, which are located in local economy, it is in our hands and a lot of ammunition," said Weeks. "If you have a job where hundreds of millions of dollars and hundreds of people, of course, there should be, and they need their children to daycare places to shop. Local service providers have also had a negative impact."

For example, located in Holly Springs Ideal for doctors, Novartis / Seqirus landscaping will provide all the services. Novartis RoviSys client, as well as in the life of the company is located in Holly Springs, scientific management for enterprises and the public, and the information is to address the issues.

"Friday was good to be able to have money in the local economy." He is successful, Novartis and other economic development projects, and indirectly, alluded to that arising.

Project achievements by Novartis Holly Springs, Wake County Economic Development program in 2016 anatomy. Every year, the County with the help of this program allows the business community to work behind the scenes look inside, Wake.

"Business Employment There are a lot of stereotypes associated with it," Ashley Skittles and economic development of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and Industry Assistant Executive Director explained. "It is to help you learn about how to be a community has been really great series. Novartis Holly Springs, which, of course, flexible."

Skittles Holly Springs "was never afraid to be forward thinking and understanding, and to pay for them."

"This Novartis, we were able to execute it. They also have received, the Company was able to keep his promise," continued Skittles. "They are going their own way, really challenged all of these projects was not always a way to adjust the sort. They are quick to rally again, and we were able to be released. This is ultimately what won them a project and Novartis, Seqirus, as well as they are now has paid off for a few times. "

Seqirus parent company, Dundee, in 2015, Novartis, and Holly Springs who bought $ 140 million for the development of the site and announced plans to add 120 jobs. This Novartis for future projects, such as land sites ready for a few other enterprises, as well as the pledge of houses in Holly Springs Business Park occupies a large area.

A few weeks later, the initial price for the capital investments Novartis "a couple hundred million dollars, with all five Novartis / Seqirus Wake County taxpayers is increased to the point of landing on the ground.

"You have won a great victory, and they appear again and again, Novartis or pay, there is no guarantee that Seqirus" Skittles. "[Holly Springs], they understand that related to support for the life science industry."

Triangle Novartis has addressed a common education and training sector, and the end of the day, what is to attract and retain companies like Novartis Holly Springs "deliberate planning and preparation, and seal.

"You and Holly Springs When we talk about the ability of the company such as Novartis, you do not necessarily talking about the reputation and, finally," Skittles. "He [the investigation] Holly Springs, that will help them through the economic development of the world's great sites and has built a great reputation in the world, [and] the selection of private partners."

Friday Chris McDonald is closely associated with the city's former head of Novartis "Holly Springs site.

"He [here] as a basis for searching for other possible life-science companies allowed to use it," he said. "It is the city's economic development departments, and elected officials, which will lead to a positive experience. I was the right decision, Novartis Holly Springs testament to that perfect, I think."

One is a "bedroom community" - people who live in the land, but he left the house for work, - Novartis Holly Springs and other thrive today opened its doors for business, and it has helped to create a life sciences hub.

Added on Friday: "I was reluctant to believe it. We actually landed Novartis, however, it has become one of our proudest."

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