New Major Tenants Headed To Projects In Winston-Salem, High Point

New Major Tenants Headed To Projects In Winston-Salem, High Point

9:34pm Aug 22, 2021
A view of the Whitaker Park plant from when it was owned by R.J. Reynolds. The facility closed in 2012 and the company donated it for development in 2017. Image courtesy of R.J. Reynolds/Reynolds American

New major tenants are moving into economic development projects in Winston-Salem and High Point. 

Vitamin maker Nature’s Value is planning to bring more than 250 jobs when it consolidates operations into a new headquarters in Winston-Salem.

The location is in Whitaker Park, a former R.J. Reynolds tobacco manufacturing plant. Reynolds donated the facility to an economic development group in 2017. At the time, city leaders saw it as a chance to spur investment in the area just east of Wake Forest University.

Nature’s Value is under contract for more than 400,000 square feet in Whitaker Park. Along with tenants including Cook Medical, the former plant is now more than 90 percent leased or sold, a spokesman for the development authority says. 

High Point economic development officials say Key Risk will move into downtown space near Truist Point Stadium. 

The workers compensation provider will take up almost two floors of a project called The Outfields. The building is part of a master redevelopment plan to revitalize downtown High Point.

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