CHARLOTTE, N.C. (The Charlotte Observer) - State officials announced Thursday that Carvana will put an auto facility in Concord, a project that would bring hundreds of jobs to the site of a former Philip Morris plant that’s been shuttered for over a decade.
The Observer reported this month that the online used car retailer was looking at putting an auto inspection and recommissioning facility on the site.
The project would create over 400 jobs, and the company will invest over $30 million, according to a release from Gov. Roy Cooper’s office. The average individual, annual salary for the jobs are estimated to be over $38,000, the release said.
The job total is more than the 304 jobs that had been mentioned in a draft agreement that had been before Cabarrus County commissioners.
“The online marketplace only works for buyers and sellers when hardworking people are moving the supply chain forward,” Cooper said in the release. “We know our quality workforce is a major reason why Carvana chose to grow and invest in our state.”