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Blue Ridge Paper Products Awarded JMAC Grant to Become More Energy Efficient
Friday, December 19, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. –Blue Ridge Paper Products, a subsidiary of Evergreen Packaging, has been awarded a Job Maintenance and Capital Development Fund (JMAC) Grant to be used to convert two of its coal-fired boilers to natural gas at its Haywood County plant. read more ...

N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority Approves Eighth Round of Grants
Thursday, December 18, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker and Assistant Secretary for Rural Development Dr. Pat Mitchell announced today that the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 13 grants or loans totaling more than $5.1 million with the commitment of 299 new jobs.  read more ...

Tosaf USA Announces First U.S. Facility in Gaston County Creating 75 New Jobs
Friday, December 12, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. -  Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina announced today that Tosaf USA, Inc. is planning to locate its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Gaston County, creating 75 jobs in five years and investing approximately $13.1 million over the next three years in Bessemer City. read more ...

Winterville Named Official Retirement Community
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — The N.C. Department of Commerce announced today that Winterville has been designated a North Carolina Certified Retirement Community. The N.C. General Assembly established the program in 2008 to designate communities that offer unprecedented quality of living that is desirable to retirees. read more ...

Overland Contracting Headquarters Means New Jobs for Wake County
Friday, December 05, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. -  Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker, along with the Economic Development Partnership of N.C., announced today that 89 new jobs will be coming to Wake County over the next three years. Overland Contracting Inc. will open its headquarters in Garner with an $8.4 million investment in its facilities that are being built to support more than 90 of the company’s professionals. read more ...

Governor McCrory Announces $640,448 in Innovation Grants for 13 North Carolina Businesses
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. -  New innovation grants will assist thirteen North Carolina companies in bringing new, cutting-edge products to the marketplace. Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced the One North Carolina Small Business Fund recipients today along with awards adding up to $640,448.  read more ...

Governor McCrory Thanks Sharon Decker for her Service; Introduces Next Commerce Secretary
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. -  Governor Pat McCrory announced today that Sharon Decker will step down as secretary of the Department of Commerce effective December 31. Decker, who has served as Commerce secretary since January 2013 and has helped lead our state to increased jobs and a better business environment, will return to the private sector. 

Commerce Issues 2015 Economic Development Tier Rankings
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C.  ― The North Carolina Department of Commerce released the county tier designations for 2015 today.  The designations, which are mandated by state law, determine a variety of funding opportunities to assist in economic development. read more ...

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