Continental Automotive plans to add 338 jobs in Henderson County, giving an economic boost to a western region of North Carolina.
State commerce officials this morning approved incentives worth as much as $2.16 million to attract the project to Fletcher, N.C. Continental already has 288 employees there, where the subsidiary of a German conglomerate makes brake parts.
The new jobs will pay average annual salaries of $36,179.
Gov. Beverly Perdue plans to announce the jobs at a press conference in Fletcher, south of Asheville, this morning.