National Guard HQ to bring 4,200 jobs

March 25, 2009 10:11:47 AM PDT
Governor Beverly Perdue says work will soon start on a new North Carolina National Guard HQ that will create up to 4,200 jobs.The $56 million North Carolina National Guard Joint Force Headquarters will be built off District Drive in Raleigh. It will also house the main offices for North Carolina’s Emergency Management division, communications for the state Department of Transportation and the Triangle area communications center of the Highway Patrol.

The project will be open to bids next week with work to start as soon as early summer and to be finished within two years.

Much of the funding - about $41.5 million - is coming from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“This project is big a win for North Carolina. It provides a state of the art facility that will better coordinate key state services and is ready to put people to work in much needed jobs,” Gov. Perdue said.