Governor Bev Perdue announced this week that thanks in part to state and local incentives that high tech firm NetApp will hire around 460 workers in the area over the next several years.
According to a statement from the governor’s office, the company plans to create 460 new jobs over four years and invest more than $75 million into a new research facility in Research Triangle Park. Research Triangle Park is the government created research and high tech business park bordered by Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.
According to one source, the jobs will have an average pay of over $100,000 a year, over twice the average salary for other jobs in Wake County. NetApp already employs 1,400 people in its existing Research Triangle Park facility, which has been named one of the best places to work.
“NetApp has had a long and successful presence in RTP and we are excited to build on our relationship with the state of North Carolina, Wake County, and the surrounding area,” said Denise Cox, senior vice president of Global Support for NetApp.
“North Carolina is a tremendous place to do business and our highly-skilled workforce is equipped to support high tech companies like NetApp in their desire to expand here,” said Perdue in a statement…