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Gatorade Plant Could Bring Hundreds Of Jobs To Area

Posted April 22, 2005 5:27 a.m. EDT

— The economy in eastern North Carolina could get refreshing news from a sports drink company.

The North Carolina Golden Leaf foundation voted on a $15 million request to help land a Gatorade plant in Edgecombe County, but it has not said if it approved the money.

North Carolina is competing against Maryland and Virginia for the plant, which could create between 200 and 500 jobs.