The Harnett County Board of Commissioners is committed to providing the county’s citizens with opportunities to make their voices heard during the decision-making process. Public hearings on certain agenda items provide one such opportunity. Details about upcoming public hearings are listed on this page. In addition to these public hearings, citizens have an opportunity to address the Board of Commissioners at each regular meeting during an informal period for public comments. During this public comment period, citizens may speak on any issue they wish for three minutes, so long as their comments are respectful of others.
The total expenditure budget for economic development matters is $660,974. Of that amount there is one specific incentive to be paid pursuant to a previously adopted Economic Development Incentive Agreement in the form of a partial reimbursement of local ad valorem taxes paid by the applicant. The specific incentive is as follows:
The budget also includes a continued deferment of $100,000 reduced land purchase pursuant to the previously adopted Economic Development Incentive Agreement with Treyburn Realty, LLC (Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center), and $94,000 for product development and business attraction.
This public hearing is required in accordance with N.C. General Statute §158-7.1.
KriGen Pharmaceuticals LLC Economic Incentives Public Hearing
The Harnett County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing concerning a proposed agreement to extend economic incentives to Krigen Pharmaceuticals LLC, a North Carolina Limited Liability Company (Krigen) which intends to lease, upfit and reuse that plant building located at 800 Edwards Brothers Drive, Lillington, Harnett County, NC 27546, in order to establish and operate a pharmaceutical parenteral manufacturing facility. Said public hearing shall take place on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:00 o’clock PM during the regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners at the County Commissioner Meeting Room in the Harnett County Administration Building, located at 420 McKinney Parkway, Lillington, NC 27546. At that time, any person who wishes to be heard concerning the appropriation of the economic incentives may appear before the Board. The proposed economic incentive package will include five annual incentive grants to be paid to Krigen from any available fund sources of the County, which will be calculated to be in amounts equal to a portion of the property taxes to be paid by Krigen, assuring a positive return on investment for the County. The County will also reimburse Krigen’s water and sewer fees up to a maximum of $25,000.00 over several years. This facility project site will include a capital investment of approximately $4.6 million. During the five (5) year incentive period, one hundred seventeen (117) full time jobs with an average annual wage of $47,479.00 will be created as a result of the operation of this manufacturing facility. Subject to any information received at the public hearing, it is the intention of the Harnett County Board of Commissioners to approve the incentive appropriation agreement subject to various restrictions and conditions mandated by N.C. General Statutes §158-7.1.