Local Industry

Holly Springs Business Park


In 2006, at the end of a multi-year international search process, Novartis chose the Town of Holly Springs for the nation’s first flu cell culture manufacturing facility. At 430,000 gross square feet sitting on 167 acres of land, this facility has the seasonal capacity to produce 50 million doses of trivalent flu vaccine, and in case of a pandemic event, the facility will be able to produce up to 150 million doses within six months.

This facility, now Seqirus, created more than 350 jobs and required an investment of more than $600 million to become fully operational. A more recent expansion announcement (December, 2010) created another 100 jobs with an additional $36 million investment.

Life Science Cluster

Very few locations can compete with the size and scale of the Research Triangle’s life science industry.  Our cluster runs the gamut from global giants with large scale manufacturing facilities to promising start-ups working side-by-side in local technology incubators. 

North Carolina is consistently ranked as having the third largest biotech cluster in the U.S., and with recent additions like Novartis right here in Holly Springs, this industry is poised for continued expansion.
Local & Regional Employers

Holly Springs and the Research Triangle Region are very fortunate to have a diverse economic base.  Our universities, health care systems, and state and local governments offer a strong and stable base, while our technology focused private sector adds the potential for rapid expansion in employment and wages.

Major Holly Springs Employers

Name Type Employees
Seqirus Flu Vaccine Manufacturing 350+
Town of Holly Springs Local Government 231+
Walmart Retail 200
Warp Technologies Polyester Yard Manufacturing 140
Harris Teeter Retail 107
Lowes Foods Retail 85
Ideal Landscaping Landscaping 60
Rodney's Sign Company Signs 45
Corrugated Container Cardboard Box Manufacturing 45

Major Regional Employers

Name Type Employees
State of North Carolina Government 25,000
Wake County Public Schools Education 16,000
IBM Information Technology 10,800
NC State University Education 7,500
WakeMed Health & Hospitals Healthcare 7,100
GlaxoSmithKline Life Sciences 6,000
Rex Healthcare Healthcare 4,400
Cisco Systems Information Technology 5,000
SAS Institute Information Technology 4,100
 Progress Energy  Energy 3,100