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January 5, 2017

Winning big in the global site-selection arena … requires a partnership ethos among local government officials, according to Clayton Mayor Jody McLeod. “We were successful in competing for this facility because of the close relationships that exist between Johnston County and its municipalities,” says McLeod, a Clayton native who has been mayor since 2004. “All of us stepped up to the plate to make this happen.” Chris Johnson, head of the Johnston County Office of Economic Development, agrees that collaboration is at the heart of Novo Nordisk’s historic investment. “This was the result of visionary decisions local leaders here made years ago, such as the Workforce Development Center and our life-science partnerships,” Johnson says.

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