500,000 Square Foot Office Building Could Create Up To 2800 Jobs

Johnston County GIS Screenshot of a 64 acre parcel under consideration for a 500,000 square foot office building.

CLAYTON – A proposed Clayton office building could create up to 2800 jobs once completed and fully occupied. Monday night, Johnston County Commissioners signed off on an economic development incentives grant with Davis Park Leasing LLC. The incentives package is contingent upon approved of a similar grant from the Town of Clayton.

Plans call for a minimum 500,000 square foot building on the northeast side of the NC 42 West, US70 Clayton Bypass interchange. It could potentially create a large number of jobs in the medical, technical or related field.

“Just like limited industrial space, Johnston County does not have any large scale Class A office space to offer to prospective clients that are considering the Triangle Region. In relation to Downtown Raleigh, the Davis Park is closer than any office facility in the Research Triangle Park (RTP),” said Chris Johnson, Director of Johnston County Economic Development.

“With the opening of 540 and the widening of I40 in 2023, I can see this project allowing for our citizens to work here at home and compete for those higher paying office and corporate jobs.”

No timeline was announced on when construction could begin. The building would be a minimum four stories tall.

Town of Clayton leaders will vote on their portion of the incentive grant on November 1st. The property would be annexed into the town limits and would receive town utility services, under the proposal.


  1. Why incentives?? We are being told that they are coming whether we like it or not….and can anyone tell me how much water and sewer capacity that the county has currently that is not already promised out??

  2. Hope this doesn’t happen. That land is so pretty in the morning, especially when there are hay bales. It’s my favorite “hidden in plain sight” pastoral scenery

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