Advance Auto Parts has chosen Raleigh for its corporate headquarters. 

In addition to making Raleigh its home base, Advance Auto Parts will be expanding its operations in Wake County by adding up to 435 new jobs over five years.

The majority of the new positions will be focused on technology, data analytics and e-commerce.

Governor Roy Cooper released a statement Wednesday announcing the expansion.

Advance provides automotive parts to professional installers and do-it-yourself customers.

The company already has more than 2,900 full-time employees in North Carolina, including over 700 based in its existing offices in Raleigh.

Advance's current headquarters are in Roanoke, Virginia.

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