GlaxoSmithKline Weighs Rival Sites for New Plant, Plant Would Create Up to 500 Jobs

Published: Sep 22, 2011

Business and community leaders say everything is being done that can be done to encourage a multi-national company to build a plant in a North-East market town. The assurance comes as Barnard Castle’s rivals for the GlaxoSmithKline plant offer significant incentives to attract the pharmaceutical company. The plant would create between 300 and 500 jobs, and bring about £10m a year into the local economy. As well as Barnard Castle, Glaxo is considering building the facility at Ulverston, in Cumbria, and Montrose and Irvine, in Scotland.

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