Corning Inc is investing $150 million in order to expand in Right to Work Hickory, North Carolina. In addition, they also plan to create 200 new jobs. So this is really exciting news for Catawba County! It also shows how Right to Work states are constantly housing economic expansions.
From Area Development Magazine:
“With this capacity expansion, Corning is addressing demand from leading network operators, in particular AT&T, which previously announced plans to significantly expand its fiber footprint.” […]
“We believe the industry is in the early stages of a major growth cycle. We’re turning once again to the highly skilled local workforce in Catawba County to help us meet the demand. We deeply appreciate the support of local and state officials.” […]
“It’s exciting to see a global manufacturer like Corning expand yet again in a great rural county like Catawba. […] Corning understands North Carolina’s strengths as a business location, thanks to their firsthand experience with our skilled workforce, customized training programs and great quality of life.” […]
“Corning is one of North Carolina’s flagship manufacturers, helping us maintain our number one standing for manufacturing in the Southeast. […] Our state’s commitment to education and workforce training remains fundamental to our ability to supply the skilled, diverse workers companies look for in a business location.”AREA DEVELOPMENT MAGAZINE
To read more updates on Right to Work states, click here.