POWER 100 No. 3: David Ricks lays foundation for life-sciences sector here with Eli Lilly

Editor's note: This profile is part of CBJ's inaugural Power 100, which highlights key players in the Charlotte region's next phase of growth with ...

October 1, 2022
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Editor's note: This profile is part of CBJ's inaugural Power 100, which highlights key players in the Charlotte region's next phase of growth with a focus on jobs, economic diversification and innovation. . A year ago, pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co. did not have a presence in the Charlotte region. Now, the company's efforts here, led by David Ricks as chairman and CEO, are expected to play a major role in the future of the Charlotte region's economy. In January, Lilly (NYSE: LLY) announced its plans for a $1 billion manufacturing campus at The Grounds at Concord, the former Philip Morris cigarette plant site.

Collin Huguley