Charlotte’s own Corning Optical has just announced plans to invest over $150 million and create 200 new jobs with an average salary of $55,000 in the Charlotte region.
The investment will significantly increase the operational capacity in Corning’s Hickory plant.
“As we celebrate Manufacturing Week in our state, it’s exciting to see a global manufacturer like Corning expand yet again in a great rural county like Catawba,” said Governor Cooper. “Corning understands North Carolina’s strengths as a business location, thanks to their firsthand experience with our skilled workforce, customized training programs and great quality of life.”
When businesses continue to expand in our state, it's a sign of our skilled workforce and great quality of life. Corning's expansion is exciting news for Catawba County and our state.https://t.co/51hktxQx2a
— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) September 28, 2021
Corning’s Optical Communications business currently operates manufacturing facilities in Hickory, Newton and Winston-Salem, optical fiber facilities in Wilmington and Concord, and has its headquarters in Charlotte.