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GREENSBORO, N.C. — City leaders are hoping to hear from residents of Greensboro about the city’s plan to offer incentives to an international company.

A public hearing is scheduled during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting regarding Procter & Gamble, which is looking to invest about $100 million to expand at its Browns Summit facility.

Officials say the expansion would create about 200 jobs by the end of 2015.  The average salary for the new jobs would be more than $52,000 each year.

In return, P&G is asking the City of Greensboro for $1 million in incentives and Guiford County for an additional $1 million.

The company’s plant currently employs about 1,600 workers and contractors.

Aside from Greensboro, P&G is reportedly considering other cities in North and South Carolina for the expansion.

City Economic Development manager John Shoffner says Greensboro’s incentive package is “very competitive.”

The public hearing is set for 5:30 p.m. at the council chambers on West Washington Street.

Guilford County’s Commission will also hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the West Market Street Old Courthouse.

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