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Remembering $1B Holly Springs Vaccine Complex

October 6, 2016

Holly Springs had a “big, early advantage” in recruiting Novartis/Seqirus to North Carolina, because, unlike many small towns, it had its own in-house economic development team and staff attorney. “Holly Springs did a phenomenal job on the infrastructure,” economic developer Bill Bullock recalled. “The town invested in what it would take to win a project like this. They showed the value of a committed community.” The town’s agents educated themselves about biotechnology, built relationships and briefed the town council and mayor, he said. “The town was knowledgeable and ready,” he said. “Holly Springs has been the envy of a lot of people in the state for having prepared themselves for that opportunity.”

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