Last month’s announcement of Bob Barker Co.’s expansion in Fuquay-Varina was the first use of the town’s new economic incentive policy, but it likely won’t be the last. “They were looking at a number of different locations out of town, out of North Carolina,” Town Manager Adam Mitchell said. “And I absolutely believe that the incentive we approved was what moved the needle to help them make the decision that this is financially in their interests.” In late 2013, Fuquay-Varina’s economic development team identified four manufacturing companies with significant presences in Fuquay-Varina – known within the town’s economic development department as the “Big 4” – as targets for public-private partnership. The goal has been to help those companies expand and, potentially, add to the town’s credentials as a friendly place for large industrial companies. Manufacturers John Deere Turf Care, TE Connectivity and Southbend round out the Big 4.