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Syngenta Crop Protection Plans Greensboro, North Carolina, Headquarters Expansion

03/18/2021
Switzerland-based Syngenta Crop Protection will invest $68 million in a new production complex and headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. The company will remain at its current location and redevelop its North American Crop Protection campus to support its 750 local workforce.

Syngenta said it intends to construct a more than 100,000 square-foot office building to connect with its existing laboratory facility on the north side of the 70-acre campus. Plans also include a complete renovation of the lab facilities.

“The Syngenta family in Greensboro has been part of the fabric of this community for many decades, and it’s our goal to remain so for many years to come,” said Vern Hawkins, president of Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC. “Our new facilities will enable us to have our Greensboro colleagues on this campus working together in modern, efficient facilities, enabling better collaboration and focus to meet our customers’ needs.”

The North Carolina Department of Commerce, Guilford County and City of Greensboro offered Syngenta incentives that can reduce future tax liability and offset costs if commitments, including investment and employment, are met.

“Syngenta’s decision to keep its North America headquarters in North Carolina is a testament to the company’s success in our state and underscores their confidence in our dynamic workforce for the next phase of growth,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders.

Construction is expected to begin on the new building later in 2021 and be fully completed in 2024.

“From the beginning of this project, the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce and our partners at the state and local level have been focused on making sure that Syngenta officials knew how valued they were here. We worked hard to build the business case that would cause the company to choose to be in Greensboro, Guilford County and the State of North Carolina for many years to come. That successful team effort culminates in today’s announcement. I thank all involved and am so excited that Syngenta will continue to call our community home,” said Brent Christensen, President & CEO, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce.

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