Commerce Department spokesman Charles Winkler said the company could get nearly $4 million in state incentives if it meets investment and job targets. The incentive package comes with a requirement that the company keep its nearly 2,300 jobs in North Carolina.
Commerce officials say Talecris' new jobs in Clayton will pay average annual salaries of $51,000.
The drug company says it wants to meet increasing demand for its drugs made from blood plasma. Talecris also has a site in Research Triangle Park.