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Corning to Launch 205-Job Expansion in North Carolina
Monday, September 26, 2016
Hickory, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that Corning Optical Communications LLC will expand operations at its North Carolina facilities in Hickory and Winston-Salem. The company plans to add 205 jobs and invest nearly $83.5 million in the state over the next five years. read more ...


Governor McCrory Announces 551-Job Expansion by Avadim Technologies in Buncombe County
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Black Mountain, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that Avadim Technologies Inc. will launch a major expansion at its operations in Buncombe County, creating 551 jobs over the next five years. Avadim is a life sciences company delivering Pathogenesis Based Therapies, addressing infection prevention, neuromuscular disorders and barrier repair. Avadim will invest nearly $20.4 million in its North Carolina expansion over the five-year period. read more ...


North Carolina's August Employment Figures Released
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted August unemployment rate was 4.6 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from July’s revised rate.  The national rate remained unchanged at 4.9 percent. read more ...


Almac Group Selects Durham for 79-Job Expansion
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina announced today that Almac Group Inc. will expand its operations in the City of Durham, creating 79 new jobs over the next three years. The company plans to invest $5.2 million in its expansion there. read more ...


Workforce Readiness Programs in Western N.C. Awarded More Than $1.5 Million in Grants
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory announced today that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will invest more than $1.5 million in support for aviation and automotive career pathways at two North Carolina community colleges. read more ...


Western N.C. Downtowns Awarded $272,000 in Grants for Wi-Fi
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. –  Governor Pat McCrory announced today that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is awarding a total of $272,000 to 10 western North Carolina communities that plan to offer free Wi-Fi access in their downtown areas. read more ...


CS Carolina Expansion Brings 42 Jobs to Alamance County
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) today announced that CS Carolina will expand its presence in Alamance County. The company intends to add 42 workers at its Burlington facility over the coming three years, investing nearly $9.8 million. read more ...


One North Carolina Small Business Grants Go to 40 Companies
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory announced today that promising North Carolina technology firms are moving closer to their next stage of growth thanks to grant awards from the One North Carolina Small Business Fund. In 2015-16, read more ...


Peak Demand to Bring 37 Jobs to Wilson County
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) today announced the expansion of Peak Demand Inc. in Wilson County. The company intends to create 37 jobs over the coming three years. Peak Demand is investing nearly $2.6 million in a new headquarters and manufacturing facility. read more ...


North Carolina’s July County and Area Employment Figures Released
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
RALEIGH —Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 90 of North Carolina’s counties in July, increased in two, and remained unchanged in eight. The July not seasonally adjusted statewide rate was 5.0 percent.  read more ...


Yokohama Tire Corporation Selects North Carolina for Technical Development Center, Creating 56 Jobs
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that Yokohama Tire Corporation will establish a Technical Development Center in North Carolina. The company will invest nearly $2.7 million on the Center over a period of three years, creating up to 56 jobs in the process. The target site will be the City of Concord in Cabarrus County. read more ...


Construction Industry Innovator Will Bring 205 Jobs to Alamance County
Monday, August 29, 2016
Mebane, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that Prescient will establish a 205-job operations center in Alamance County to serve its East Coast customer base. The integrated manufacturing and design technology company will invest more than $18.8 million at N.C. Commerce Park near Mebane. read more ...

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