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Governor McCrory Signs NC Competes Jobs Plan
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Governor Pat McCrory signed the NC Competes Jobs Plan today, a key component of his comprehensive strategy to build and strengthen North Carolina’s economy by putting more people back to work. read more ...

Governor McCrory Salutes North Carolina Manufacturing
Monday, September 28, 2015
Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed September 28 through October 2, 2015 as Manufacturing Week in North Carolina. Since Governor McCrory took office in January 2013, North Carolina has added more than 230,000 new jobs, including 18,600 in the manufacturing segment alone. Manufacturers employ more than 448,000 North Carolinians. read more ...

N.C. Main Street Center Creates Jobs Through Vibrant Downtowns
Monday, September 28, 2015
North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III announced today performance metrics for the 2014-2015 N.C. Main Street Center program year.  The statistics measure economic benchmarks in the 54 designated Main Street and 45 designated Small Town Main Street communities that are active in the two programs, which focus on revitalizing downtowns across the state. read more ...

DB Global Technology Expansion to Create 250 Jobs in Wake County
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Raleigh, 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 DB Global Technology, Inc. will undertake a 250-job expansion over the coming two years at its software application development center in Wake County. The company plans to invest $9 million there through the end of 2016. read more ...

North State Aviation to Open Maintenance Facility in Lenoir County; Expansion Will Create 109 Jobs
Monday, September 21, 2015
Kinston, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that North State Aviation will open an aircraft maintenance center at the North Carolina Global TransPark in Lenoir County, creating 109 new jobs over the next two years. The company will invest $900,000 over the same period. read more ...

North Carolina Commerce Announces New Film & Entertainment Grant Recipients
Friday, September 18, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. - N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced three productions will receive funds from the North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grant. read more ...

N.C.'s New Branding Effort Promotes Assets, Better Competition for Business & Visitors
Friday, September 04, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. – As competition for investment and talent increases worldwide, North Carolina has developed a comprehensive branding initiative to promote the state’s assets, unify communications and help attract business and visitors. read more ...

Initial Class of Downtown Associate Community Participants Chosen
Friday, September 04, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. -- The North Carolina Main Street Center has selected four municipalities to participate in its new Downtown Associate Community program.  The Town of Aberdeen, the Village of Chimney Rock, the Town of Elon and the City of Laurinburg will take part in the three-year program, which offers training, networking and technical expertise to communities with populations of fewer than 50,000. read more ...

Telecommunications Carriers Extending Broadband to Underserved Communities
Thursday, September 03, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina consumers in less populated areas will receive quicker broadband service thanks, in part, to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Connect America Fund (CAF) and participation from four broadband service provider partners. read more ...

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