Crop biotech company to expand by 150 jobs by 2018

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 3:19 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A global agriculture biotechnology company is expanding its North Carolina operations with plans to add 150 new jobs within about five years. 

Syngenta Biotechnology Inc. said Tuesday it will expand its Durham operations to include a new laboratory and offices at its Research Triangle Park research center. The jobs tied to researching crop protection and seed development methods are expected to pay an average of nearly $82,000 a year compared to the Durham County average of almost $67,000. 

The company will get up to $3.2 million in state tax breaks and worker training assistance.  

Basel, Switzerland-based Syngenta now employs about 400 in RTP and 1,130 in North Carolina.  
 

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