An Italian food manufacturer plans to open a nut butter operation in Nash County that is expected to employ 56 people within three years.
Nutkao USA will invest more than $7.3 million in the facility in Rocky Mount, about 60 miles east of Raleigh, Gov. Pat McCrory’s office announced Thursday.
The company makes nut-based spreads, creams and fillings as well as hazelnut butter and milk and dark chocolate spreads.
Nutkao is eligible to receive a $220,000 grant from the One North Carolina fund. The grant requires a local match and the company must meet investment and job-creation milestones.
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The average annual wage for the new jobs will be $35,790, plus benefits. The Nash County average is $35,450.