Advanced Digital Cable, Inc. a manufacturer of electronic, industrial and other cables, will create 15 jobs with an expansion of its existing manufacturing facility in Clay County. The company will invest $6 million with this project.

With this project, ADC will build a 55,000-square-foot addition to its Hayesville facility. Salaries for the new jobs will vary by position but will average $38,333 annually. The average salary in Clay County is $27,945

“North Carolina is the best state for business, and manufacturers like Advanced Digital Cable choose our state because we have the right business environment and talent,” state Gov. Roy Cooper said. “ADC has called Clay County home for 20 years now, and I’m proud to join the local community in welcoming this expansion.”

ADC was founded in 1997 in Hayesville, N.C., and is now a key manufacturer of coaxial, electronic, industrial and traffic signal cables. ADC was built in the Smokey Mountains with progressive and innovative technology and equipment. ADC products have consistently met the stringent standards of some of the biggest names in the industry.

“Hayesville and Clay County have partnered with Advanced Digital Cable since its founding two decades ago,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland. “I know that partnership will continue as ADC builds out its workforce, training and investment here in Western North Carolina.”

The North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) were instrumental in supporting the company’s expansion decision.

A performance-based grant of $50,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help support ADC’s expansion. The fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment.

In addition to state Commerce and the  other key partners in the project include the EDPNC, the state General Assembly, North Carolina Department of Transportation, the North Carolina Community College System, Clay County and the Clay County Economic Development Commission.