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Innovation Grants for 13 North Carolina Businesses Total Nearly $611,000
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. -New innovation grants will assist 13 North Carolina companies in bringing new, cutting-edge products to the marketplace.  Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III announced the One North Carolina Small Business Fund recipients today along with awards totaling $610,997. read more ...


North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Statement on SB326
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Raleigh, N.C.—North Carolina Secretary of Commerce John E. Skvarla, III has issued the following statement regarding SB 326 “Increase JDIG Program Funding” which was passed by the North Carolina Senate earlier today. The bill has been sent to the North Carolina House for consideration.


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Main Street Award Winners Recognized
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Morganton, N.C.-- Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III and Assistant Secretary Dr. Patricia Mitchell are highlighting award winning downtown revitalization efforts at the N.C. Main Street Awards Conference in Morganton tonight. read more ...


North Carolina's Main Street Conference is Underway with Record Attendance
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Morganton, N.C.--The Department of Commerce’s NC Main Street Center is hosting its annual N.C. Main Street Conference March 18-20 in Morganton. This year’s participation exceeds 530 people making it the most attended in the conference’s 14-year history. read more ...


Packrite, LLC Expansion to Add 100 New Jobs in Guilford County
Tuesday, March 17, 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  Packrite, LLC will expand its operations in Guilford County and create 100 new jobs over the next five years. read more ...


Fraud Unit Steps Up Investigations of Uninsured Businesses
Monday, March 16, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. - North Carolina Industrial Commission Chairman Andrew T. Heath has released an update on the Industrial Commission’s initiative to thoroughly investigate and penalize state businesses that operate without required workers’ compensation coverage.  This initiative was launched in early 2014. read more ...


NC Department of Commerce Now Accepting Applications for BizConnect Broadband Pilot Grant Program
Friday, March 13, 2015
RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Department of Commerce is now accepting applications for the BizConnect Broadband Pilot Grant Program. This program provides reimbursements to North Carolina cities, towns or villages to fund deployment of broadband connectivity to a business location that is unserved, or underserved, by necessary broadband connectivity. read more ...


Sanderson Farms, Inc. to Create 1,100 New Jobs with Expansion into Robeson County
Thursday, March 12, 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 Sanderson Farms will construct a new state-of-the-art poultry complex in Robeson County.   read more ...


Consultant Selected for Seymour Johnson AFB Joint Land Use Study
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Raleigh, NC – The North Carolina Rural Economic Development Division has selected Matrix Design Group to prepare a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) for the communities surrounding Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, including the Dare County Range. read more ...


Chowan County to Gain 78 New Jobs with Expansion of Jimbo’s Jumbos, Inc.
Monday, March 09, 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 Jimbo’s Jumbos, Inc. will expand its operations in Chowan County and create 78 new jobs over the next three years.  The company plans to invest $30 million in the city of Edenton over the same period. 

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