This Golden LEAF grant will be used to purchase equipment that will be leased to Mako Medical Laboratories, a medical testing company that is expanding to a new location in the City of Henderson. Mako has been named the fastest growing privately held business by the Triangle Business Journal for two consecutive years. The company had considered expanding to other states including Ohio, Louisiana, West Virginia, and South Carolina. Mako will create 153 new jobs paying an average annual wage of $52,000 by 2021. The average wage in Vance County is $32,768.