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445 new jobs announced today.  Company is called Fresenius Kabi. 

"global health care company that specializes in medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition."

http://www.wilsontimes.com/stories/company-expansion-to-bring-hundreds-of-jobs-here,104864

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Whirligig station. The city is converting an old warehouse into apartments and retail in downtown Wilson! Good to see a town in eastern NC doing so well...or at least making a turn in that direction. Sounds like it will be really cool.

 

http://www.wilsontimes.com/stories/apartments-will-preserve-wilson-history-111,104449

 

 

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Here is the Business Journal article about this expansion.  445 jobs added in a county that has 81,000 people like Wilson County would be the equivalent of like having 4000 plus job expansion in a Wake or Mecklenburg county.  Great win for Wilson, eastern NC and the state as a whole.  https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2017/11/21/german-firm-pledges-100m-to-expand-wilson.html?ana=e_ae_set1&s=article_du&ed=2017-11-21&u=oAaDx%2B74FoP4qOJ%2By4AU6dhJPpc&t=1511310609&j=79213831

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Wilson County’s population as of July 1, 2017, was 81,671, which is a half-percent increase, or 437 more people, over the year 2010, when some 81,234 residents were counted. Wilson County’s population was 73,810 in the year 2000 and grew 10.1 percent, or 7,424, over the next decade.

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New Innovation Center to be located in Downtown Wilson. Construction to start sometime this fall.  Pretty impressive for a town this size. I know Wilson has already been ranked highly for start up companies. I guess Greenlight  (their city owned high speed internet and tv service) might be finally paying off.

http://www.wilsontimes.com/stories/entrepreneurship-and-innovation-at-heart-of-new-downtown-center,121700

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A new apartment complex is on the horizon for western Wilson as long as the project makes it over a few hurdles.

Wilson Planning and Design Review Board members put the initial stamp of approval on Clairmont Place Apartments Tuesday night with the approval of a rezoning request and a design review. The three-building Clairmont project would house 72 units on 3.76 acres at 3702 Ashbrook Drive NW.

“This development is a workforce housing project, which is a competitive process every year in the state for the use of tax credits to help with financing. Those guidelines require certain amenities surrounding the properties,” said Bill Scantland of the BTR Communities Group, which is planning the development. “We have experience through one of my partners with other developments here in Wilson and it is a good community to work with. And we have to show through market studies that there is a demand for this type of development and that need is very strong here.”

The heavily wooded lot already was zoned for residential mixed-use, but the Unified Development Ordinance stipulates multiple family projects with more than eight units in 20,000-square-foot buildings are required to get board approval. Scantland said the long, skinny property lends itself to larger three-story buildings rather than smaller buildings.

The planned buildings, though, are larger in size than across the street at Thornberry Park Apartments or west at Ravenswood Apartments

 

http://www.wilsontimes.com/browse.html?search_filter=construction&page_size=20&search_filter_mode=and&date_start_n=12&date_start_j=31&date_start_Y=2017&sub_type=stories%2Cphotos%2Cvideos%2Cmaps%2Cprintissues%2Cspecialsections&page=2

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Stopped by the new Whirligig park in downtown Wilson.   Really nice and attracting development nearby.  warehouse across the street being renovated. 

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