Healthcare company expanding, creating 100 new jobs in Rockingham County

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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. 

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