Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that Piedmont Pharmaceuticals LLC, a manufacturer of pharmaceutical products, will expand its operations in Guilford County. The company plans to create 14 jobs and invest $279,000 over the next three years in Greensboro. The project was made possible in part by an $88,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund. Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual wage for the new jobs will be $108,429, plus benefits. The Guilford County average annual wage is $40,196. North Carolina continues to have a top-ranked business climate.Through Gov. Perdue’s JobsNOW initiative, the state works aggressively to create jobs, train and retrain its workforce, and lay the foundation for a strong and sustainable economic future. According to Gov Perdue’s office--through use of the One NC Fund, more than 60,000 jobs and $11 billion in investment have been created since 2001.