Gov. Pat McCrory’s office announced Tuesday that Wal-Mart Stores will open a perishable grocery distribution center in Alamance County and create 450 jobs over the next three years.
The company plans to invest $100 million in the facility in Mebane, about 50 miles northwest of Raleigh. The center will serve about 123 of the retailer’s stores in North Carolina and surrounding states.
Wal-Mart is eligible to receive a $1.1 million grant from the One North Carolina fund. The grant requires a local match and the company must meet investment and job-creation milestones.
The average annual wage for the new jobs will be $35,374. The Alamance County average is $34,858.