Siemens Medical Solutions will add 300 jobs and invest $60 million at its campus in Cary, N.C. and the state approved an incentive grant for the decision.
For its expansion in Cary, N.C., Siemens is eligible to receive up to $5.6 million in tax rebates through the North Carolina Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) program. Currently, 678 people work at the Cary campus, which is predominantly used for training and services.
The $60 million investment will include building a training and service headquarters in Cary, according to the company.
The first new jobs will be created in 2009, according to the JDIG agreement.
"Their expansion and new technology training headquarters in Cary will offer more citizens good-paying, knowledge-based jobs and help to provide our state's workforce with the skills and services medical businesses in the global economy demand,” Gov. Mike Easley said in a statement.
The average pay of the 300 new jobs will be $73,000 a year plus benefits, Easley said, compared to the Wake County average of $41,964.