Healthcare Company Grail to Invest $100M in New Cancer Center in Durham

by Alex Tostado

DURHAM, N.C. — Grail Inc. will invest $100 million at a new laboratory facility in Durham’s Research Triangle Park, a project that is expected to create about 400 new jobs. Menlo Park, Calif.-based Grail will be able to detect more than 50 types of cancer from a single blood sample at the facility. The average salary at the cancer center will be in line with Durham’s average household income of $71,756 per year, according to North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper. Over the course of 12 years, the project is estimated to grow the state’s economy by $1.2 billion. The North Carolina Economic Investment Committee approved a Job Development Investment grant, which authorizes the potential reimbursement of $5.2 million to Grail if the company meets specific job creation measures and investment targets. This will mark Grail’s first production lab outside of California. Jay Phillips, Wayne Kumagai, Ben Stern and Doug Brock of Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) represented Grail in the land transaction. Alan Reeves, Joe Gioino, Ramya Sannananjegowda and Bob Hess, also of NKF, advised the buyer on the site selection. A timeline for construction was not disclosed.

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