Economic Development in Rocky Mount

With an influx of new businesses and industry in the area, none may have a larger positive impact on the local economy than a merger that has taken place right across the street form your new home at the Belmont Lake Preserve NC golf community, as the recent acquisition of Hospira by Pfizer figures to have huge implications on the Economic Development in Rocky Mount.

A recent article in the Triangle Business Journal by staff writer, Jason deBruyn, detailed the impact that the Pfizer purchase will have on Economic Development in Rocky Mount. The piece, titled “What Pfizer-Allergan means for manufacturing in Rocky Mount,” explains that the merger between Pfizer and Allergan, combined with the purchase of the Rocky Mount plant that employs about 3,000 workers, will make the group the largest pharmaceutical drug maker in the world.

Krista Ikirt, the Vice President of the Carolina Gateway Partnership, which is a recruitment agency dedicated to the Economic Development in Rocky Mount as well as all of Nash and Edgecombe counties, noted in the article, “It’s been very important to our community.” She continued, speaking on the long-term impact the purchase will have on Economic Development in Rocky Mount, adding, “I don’t think any business makes that kind of investment and then thinks about getting rid of it…we just hope that they continue to invest in the Rocky Mount plant.”

Echoing Ikirt’s enthusiasm toward the acquisition of Hospira upon the finalized agreement this fall, Pfizer Chairman and CEO released the following statement, “We are pleased that Hospira, the world’s leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies and a global leader in biosimilars, is now part of Pfizer. We want to welcome our new Hospira colleagues to Pfizer. We are excited to add their talents and proud of the shared commitment of all Pfizer colleagues to serving patients worldwide.”

To read the full Triangle Business Journal article on the Pfizer/Allergan acquisition’s effect on Economic Development in Rocky Mount visit bizjournals.com and to see more on the Pfizer company got to www.pfizer.com.