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Company could bring 72 well-paying jobs to Davidson County

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LEXINGTON, N.C. — An out-of-state company is considering relocating to Davidson County — a move that would create 72 well-paying jobs.

Steve Googe, executive director of Davidson County Economic Development, says the unnamed company would make a $12 million investment if it chooses Davidson County as its new location.

The jobs would carry an average salary of at least $45,000.

Googe says the company is also looking in Virginia, upstate South Carolina and other parts of North Carolina for its new location.

While Googe says he can not name the company, he says it is a manufacturing operation. Right now, county officials are referring to it as Project Soft.

Googe says the company is looking at Davidson County for two reasons — the first being that a lot of people in the area use the company’s products. Second, the company is excited about the idea of having a manufacturing workforce in the area from which to hire skilled people.

The next step in Project Soft will be a public hearing to consider incentives for the company set for 7 p.m. on Sept. 10.