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200 New Jobs Coming to Durham County as AveXis Joins North Carolina’s Growing Gene Therapy Cluster

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 1:03 PM

AveXis, Inc., a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing treatments for rare and life-threatening neurological diseases, will locate a new manufacturing center in Durham County creating 200 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.  The company is expected to invest approximately $55 million in the facility to produce potentially breakthrough therapies to address rare neurological genetic diseases.

Gov. Cooper Establishes Advisory Committee on Performance Management

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 11:17 AM

Governor Roy Cooper has issued Executive Order No. 43, establishing the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Performance Management. Composed of 10 department heads, senior officials, legislators, and performance experts appointed by Gov. Cooper, the committee will examine state agency efforts to  improve efficiency and effectiveness as well as seek out best practices from other states, academia, and non-governmental organizations.

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