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N.C. Commerce Accepting Applications for a Downtown Free Public Wi-Fi Access Grant
Friday, June 24, 2016
Raleigh, N.C.-- North Carolina Commerce is now accepting applications for the Downtown Free Public Wi-Fi Access Pilot Grant Program.  Eligible applicants could receive financial resources to expand and enhance free, public Wi-Fi access in downtown business districts throughout western North Carolina.  The deadline for applications is July 29, 2016. read more ...

Governor McCrory Announces More Than $10.4 Million in Infrastructure Funding Supporting 622 New Jobs
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory announced today that the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 31 grant and loan requests totaling $10,433,899. The requests include commitments to create a total of 622 new jobs. read more ...

44 N. C. Communities Receive Marks for High Performance From the National Main Street Center
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. – The National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation has cited 44 North Carolina communities for economic vitality and fidelity in following the best-practice standards for historic preservation and community revitalization championed by the center.  Eleven new communities joined the ranks of accredited North Carolina communities as compared to last year’s roster. read more ...

SWELECT Energy Systems to Bring 155 Jobs to Halifax County
Friday, June 17, 2016
Halifax, 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 arrival of SWELECT Energy Systems LLC to Halifax County. The company intends to build a 155-person workforce over the coming five years, investing more than $4.7 million in a manufacturing site and adjacent solar farm. read more ...

North Carolina’s May Employment Figures Released
Friday, June 17, 2016
RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate was 5.1 percent, decreasing 0.3 of a percentage point from April’s revised rate.  The national rate declined 0.3 of a percentage point to 4.7 percent. read more ...

Porter’s Group Will Create 44 Jobs in Cleveland County, Investing $3.75 Million
Thursday, June 02, 2016
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 Porter’s Group LLC will expand its North Carolina presence with a new facility in Cleveland County. read more ...

North Carolina’s April County and Area Employment Figures Released
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
RALEIGH —Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 95 of North Carolina’s counties in April, increased in three, and remained unchanged in two. read more ...

State Joins Forces with NC’s Restaurants and Hotels to Connect Veterans with Jobs
Monday, May 30, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. -- As we remember those servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country on this Memorial Day, Governor Pat McCrory is also encouraging employers to hire military veterans to grow their businesses. read more ...

McCrory Administration Implements Federal Program to Recoup Taxes Owed by Employers
Thursday, May 26, 2016
RALEIGH — The Division of Employment Security (DES) has begun to collect unpaid unemployment insurance taxes from employers through a federal program called the Treasury Offset Program (TOP). read more ...

Governor McCrory Celebrates Grand Opening of Manufacturer Morinaga Co., & Ltd.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Mebane, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory celebrated the grand opening of Morinaga Co. & Ltd. in Mebane today. Morinaga was one of the first companies Governor McCrory met with after entering office to help recruit them to North Carolina. In September 2013, the governor announced the company's plans to create 90 new jobs and invest $48 million in a 120,000 square foot production plant in Orange County. read more ...

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