Eli Lilly Finally Opens $2 Billion Drug Factory in Concord


Eli Lilly and Company opened its $2 billion Concord facility on Friday, bringing hundreds of high-paying jobs to the area. The facility will package and ship medicines globally.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper attended the ribbon-cutting, marking a project he helped facilitate over two years ago. Cooper stated the state will work with Eli Lilly to increase medication access for all citizens.

The new facility will employ 600 people, with 70% from North Carolina and 60% from the surrounding area.

The next step is to begin medicine production by the end of this year.