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Morrisville Lands 128 Bayer CropScience Research Jobs

As part of its plan to scientifically expand and physically consolidate its plant biotechnology research, Bayer CropScience announced it will bring between 120 and 130 jobs to its Morrisville location.

"Bayer CropScience has strong roots in North Carolina and a clear intention to expand the business here," says Bill Buckner, President and CEO of Bayer CropScience's U.S. subsidiary Bayer CropScience LP.

"In addition to having one of the best-trained biotechnology workforces in the country, this region is also a center of agricultural and biotechnology innovation, so when we were looking to expand our innovation capacity, it made great business sense to do so in this area. We are excited about establishing our Research and Development Innovation Center here, and the opportunities it provides for our company and the region."

The state's Economic Investment Committee approved a Job Development Investment Grant, which provides grants based on tax payments for Bayer CropScience, provided certain targets are met.

"North Carolina is a recognized world leader in biotechnology manufacturing and research," Gov. Bev Perdue said. "Our state continues to support the expansion of global companies attracted by our top-rated business climate, knowledge-based workforce and unparalleled quality of life."

Bayer CropScience News Release
Governor's Office News Release