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Ideal Fastener Corporation to Expand Facility in Granville County
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Ideal Fastener Corporation will be expanding its facility in Granville County. The company plans to create 155 jobs in Oxford by the end of 2019 and invest more than $5.7 million. read more ...

North Carolina Main Street Communities Receive 2014 National Main Street Accreditation
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. – The N.C. Department of Commerce, Office of Urban Development has announced that 20 North Carolina communities have achieved accreditation from the National Main Street Center for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street® programs, which have demonstrated exemplary commitment to historic preservation and community revitalization through the Main Street Four Point Approach®. read more ...

Employers Awarded More Than $717,000 to Train Workers
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
RALEIGH – North Carolina has awarded more than $717,000 to employers to help them invest in building the skills of their workers. read more ...

N. C. Division of Workforce Solutions Receives Federal Grant to Train Workers
Thursday, July 10, 2014
RALEIGH – The N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions has received a federal grant worth $6.1 million to expand its programs to train workers who lost a job in high-demand industries. read more ...

In Case You Missed It: CNBC Ranks North Carolina Number 5 in Top States for Business
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The state of North Carolina is ranked the fifth best state for business according to CNBC’s annual “Countdown to America’s Top State for Business” feature. North Carolina has been a perennial favorite on the list each year. This is the state’s highest ranking since 2011. read more ...

Governor McCrory Signs Economic Development Partnership Bill into Law
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Raleigh, NC - Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 1031 into law this afternoon. The bill creates a nonprofit corporation to assist the Department of Commerce in fostering and retaining jobs and business development, international trade, marketing, and travel and tourism. This initiative has been a top priority for the governor and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker since entering office. read more ...

N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority Approves Fourth Round of Grants
Thursday, June 19, 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 five grants totaling $1.4 million with the commitment of more than 130 new jobs. read more ...

Cisco Expanding in RTP
Friday, June 06, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Cisco will expand its workforce in Research Triangle Park. The company plans to create 550 new jobs in North Carolina by the end of 2017. read more ...

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