The 13-county Research Triangle region could get a boost in growth from a number of firms looking to relocate or expanding operations in the area, according to the Research Triangle Regional Partnership.

While not identifying any specific firms, the group says projects worth more than $2.4 billion are being considered.

“This is good news in tough times,” said Charles Hayes, president and chief executive officer of the Group. “Despite a strained economy and war, many companies still plan to invest for growth, and our region continues to be an attractive destination for them.”

Hayes said the group has been in discussions with 28 firms, and the projects involve more than 4,600 jobs. High tech and life science firms are part of the mix as well as plastics and automotive parts manufacturers.

The 13 counties making up the partnership include: Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake and Warren.

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