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North Carolina’s March Employment Figures Released
Friday, April 20, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. — The state’s seasonally adjusted March unemployment rate was 4.5 percent, remaining unchanged from February’s revised rate.  The national rate remained unchanged at 4.1 percent read more ...


Manufacturer to Add New Products, 19 Jobs in Anson County Expansion
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. - Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, technologies and services, will expand operations in Wadesboro, creating 19 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $5.4 million in its Anson County facilities, enabling the introduction of its STAHL line of crane products into the North American market. read more ...


Rural Communities Receive State Grants Attracting 1,495 New Jobs and Nearly $214 Million in Private
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 15 grant requests totaling $6,553,500. N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 1,729 jobs, 234 of which were previously announced. The public investment in these projects will attract $214 million in private investment. read more ...


New Survey Confirms Importance and Future Potential of the Carolina’s Energy Economy
Monday, April 16, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. - North and South Carolina’s energy sector and the assets that support it are strong contributors to the region’s economy that could benefit from greater stakeholder collaboration and a shared vision for future innovation, according to the results of a new survey published today by the North Carolina Department of Commerce and E4 Carolinas, a trade association for energy companies and organizations. read more ...


Payment Tech Company to Expand in Forsyth County
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. - The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC, a financial payments company, will expand in Winston-Salem creating 50 new jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $24.6 million in this expansion. read more ...


Israeli Manufacturer to Add 302 New Jobs in Rockingham County Expansion
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Reidsville, N.C. - Albaad USA, Inc., a multinational manufacturer of wet wipes and other hygiene products will expand its U.S. operations in Reidsville, creating 302 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today at an event held at the company's facilities. The company will invest $45 million to produce additional lines of personal care products in Rockingham County. read more ...


Governor Cooper Announces LabCorp Will Create 422 New Jobs in Durham County
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. - LabCorp, the global life sciences company known for its world-class clinical laboratory and drug development services, will locate a new operations center in Durham County, creating 422 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $30 million in Durham. read more ...


Pharma Packaging Manufacturer Chooses Wilson for New North American Headquarters and First US Plant
Monday, April 09, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. - Neopac US, Inc., a global manufacturer of primary packaging for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, chose Wilson County for its first U.S. manufacturing plant and new North American headquarters, creating up to 44 new jobs and investing more than $30.8 million, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. read more ...


North Carolina’s February County and Area Employment Figures Released
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. — Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 74 of North Carolina’s counties in February, increased in 10, and remained unchanged in 16.  The February not seasonally adjusted statewide rate was 4.6 percent. read more ...


New Feature Film Awarded North Carolina Film Grant
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. - Two projects have been awarded North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grants to support productions in Wilmington and the High Point area, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The awardees include the feature film "Words on Bathroom Walls," an adaptation of an acclaimed novel, and a set of five commercials for Home Depot. read more ...


Manufacturer to Expand in Rowan County
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. - New York Air Brake, LLC (NYAB), a global manufacturer of innovative train control systems for the railroad industry, will increase its presence in North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. To further boost its operations on the East Coast as well as its manufacturing operations in Rowan County, the company expects to create up to 100 jobs and invest nearly $9 million in its operations facilities in Salisbury to address growing customer demand. read more ...

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