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Case study

Eli Lilly

Project Overview

BLS & Co. advised global pharmaceutical leader Eli Lilly & Co. on its competitive nationwide site search for its new next-generation production facility. After a competitive evaluation of multiple locations across the U.S., Eli Lilly selected a Research Triangle site in Durham County, NC, for the new $474 million facility. The company plans to hire 460 new staff, ranging from scientists and engineers, to QC staff and plant operators. The project was actively supported by the State and County.


  • 460 jobs
  • $474 million capital investment