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Northampton County Could Soon Be Site Of New Auto Testing Facility

Posted July 6, 2005 6:37 a.m. EDT

— Northampton County has a big stake in final negotiations of the state budget.

The House version of the budget proposes $7.5 million to help build an automotive testing and research facility.

The proposed location is a 1,000-acre site on Interstate 95 near Garysburg.

The research facility would create 250 jobs and add 450 more jobs in a few years.