Biotechnology Operation in Rockingham

March 27, 2009

Rockingham, NC- Centre Ingredient Technology, Inc has opened an operation in Richmond County. The company develops and commercializes natural flavors and fragrance ingredients through application of biotechnology for the food, beverage, and cosmetics industries. They occupy a 4,000 sf. facility on Commerce Place in Rockingham.

Centre Ingredient Technology, Inc will employ approximately 20 people and brings an investment of approximately $2.5 million dollars to Rockingham and surrounding areas. This company was introduced to Richmond County through the marketing efforts of the regional economic development partner, North Carolina’s Southeast.

North Carolina's Southeast is the regional economic development marketing organization for southeastern North Carolina. They serve an 11-county area, and to date they have assisted in the location of 100 companies to the region. The one hundred companies have a combined investment of $895,275,000 and have to date created 8,191 jobs. North Carolina's Southeast is currently marketing 107 buildings and 78 sites throughout the region. To see the most current list of available properties in the region view their website (www.ncse.org).