Governor Ralph Northam announced Merck & Co., Inc. will invest up to $1 billion in expansion plans in Rockingham County.
Merck & Co., Inc. is a global healthcare company known as MSD outside of the U.S. and Canada.
The company plans to add 120,000 square feet to its 1.1 million-square-foot operation in Elkton. The newly expanded space will allow the company to increase the production of Human Papillomavirus vaccines.
Blue Ridge Community College and James Madison University will form a pipeline of biotechnology engineering and computer science students that will enter the Merck & Co., Inc. workforce.
100 new jobs will be created as part of the project.