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Businesses Receive $246,000 to Invest in Workers’ Skills
Friday, May 29, 2015
Raleigh, NC – North Carolina employers have received a boost in workforce investments, thanks to a grant program through NCWorks. Thirty-one of the state’s employers received grants this month totaling $246,807 to train 612 workers.  The federally funded NCWorks Incumbent Worker Training Grants are reimbursements awarded twice a year to employers who qualify for financial assistance in workforce training. read more ...


Town of Mars Hill Awarded BizConnect Broadband Pilot Grant
Friday, May 22, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III and Assistant Secretary for Rural Economic Development Dr. Patricia Mitchell announced today that the Town of Mars Hill has been awarded a grant under the BizConnect Broadband Pilot Grant Program. read more ...


Mohawk Industries to Expand in Rockingham County and Create 105 New Jobs
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. -  Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Mohawk Industries will expand its manufacturing facility in Rockingham County and create 105 new jobs over the next five years.  The company plans to invest $8 million in the city of Eden.  read more ...


Asbury Carbons, Inc. Selects North Carolina for New Facility
Monday, May 18, 2015
Raleigh, N.C.— Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Asbury Carbons, Inc. will locate a new facility in Robeson County.  The move will create 25 new jobs during the next three years with a company investment of more than $8 million in Lumberton.
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North Carolina Receives Site Selection's "Top Competitive State" Award
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory announced today that North Carolina jumped to first place among all states in Site Selection magazine’s 2014 ‘Top Competitive States’ Award. The ranking provides further proof that the state must continue to support job creation programs like NC Competes. read more ...


Record Visitor Spending in North Carolina Highlights Tourism Week
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Raleigh, NC - Governor Pat McCrory announced today that North Carolina tourism generated record visitor spending in 2014 with a total of $21.3 billion,  a 5.4 percent increase over 2013. Additionally, tourism industry supported employment topped 200,000 jobs for the first time.  read more ...


North Carolina Pays off Unemployment Debt to Federal Government
Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory announced today North Carolina has paid off the unemployment insurance debt owed to the federal government. That debt was as high as $2.8 billion and stood at $2.5 billion when Governor McCrory took office in January 2013. 

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New Professional Development Program Announced by NC Division of Rural Economic Development
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III and Assistant Secretary for Rural Economic Development Dr. Patricia Mitchell have announced the creation of the Commerce Fellows/Building Community through Capacity and Knowledge program.  The program, which will be offered to local governments, will be administered by the Rural Economic Development Division. read more ...

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