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Forsyth Co. to discuss incentives for plant

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(The Winston-Salem Journal)

FORSYTH CO., N.C. — The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will discuss a $1 million incentives package later this month that would help Deere-Hitachi in Kernersville add 340 jobs to its workforce of 719.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that the proposal, to be discussed Sept. 24, would represent a 60 percent expansion of the Deere-Hitachi plant’s manufacturing capacity, and Deere-Hitachi would have to commit to keeping all 719 existing jobs at its plant.

The board approved another proposal Monday night, voting 4-3 to give $800,000 to CenterPoint Human Services, the agency that provides mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability services in the county.

The Deere-Hitachi incentives would be tied to the company’s tax payments and would be contingent on the company making an $80 million capital investment and adding jobs that pay at least $40,000 per year.

Read more: The Winston-Salem Journal.