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Pactiv, LLC Expansion to Bring 59 Jobs to Lenoir County
Thursday, March 05, 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 Pactiv, LLC will be expanding its operations in Lenoir County.  The company will create 59 new jobs and invest more than $24 million in Kinston over the next three years. read more ...


NCWorks Commission Adopts New Direction for Workforce System
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Raleigh, NC–The NCWorks Commission approved a ground-breaking strategic plan today that creates an integrated workforce development system that is responsive to the needs of employers and better prepares workers for North Carolina’s economy.  read more ...


North Carolina Climbs to No. 4 Ranking in Site Selection’s Governor’s Cup
Monday, March 02, 2015
Raleigh, NC –  Governor Pat McCrory announced today that North Carolina jumped to fourth place among all states in Site Selection magazine’s 2014 Governor’s Cup, a closely-watched ranking of economic development success. read more ...


Scott Safety Expansion Will Create 67 New Jobs in Union County
Friday, February 27, 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 Scott Technologies, Inc. will be investing in growth of its Scott Safety headquarters in Union County, NC. read more ...


RAUMEDIC, Inc. to Establish U.S. Production Facility in Henderson County and Create 138 New Jobs
Tuesday, February 24, 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 RAUMEDIC, Inc. will be locating its first U.S. production facility and headquarters in Henderson County and creating 138 new jobs over the next five years. read more ...


New Medical Fee Schedule Expected to Save Estimated $27 Million in Annual Workers’ Compensation Cost
Monday, February 23, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. - The North Carolina Industrial Commission announced today the approval of three administrative rules which significantly revise its Medical Fee Schedule.  The revised medical fee schedule is expected to provide the state’s workers’ compensation system with $27 million in annual savings and encourage increased access to medical care.  read more ...


Granville County to Get 40 New Jobs With Expansion of Shalag US
Friday, February 20, 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 Shalag US, Inc. will be expanding its production facility in Granville County. read more ...


More Than 490 New Jobs Announced with Latest Rural Grants
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III and Assistant Secretary for Rural Development Dr. Pat Mitchell announced today that the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 15 grants or loans totaling more than $5 million with the commitment of 491 new jobs.  read more ...


Butterball Adding 367 New Jobs by Expanding Operations in Hoke County
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Butterball, LLC will expand its operations in Hoke County and create 367 new jobs over the next three years.  The company plans to invest $66.75 million in the city of Raeford over the same period. read more ...


North Carolina Apprenticeship Programs Highlighted During U.S. Labor Secretary's Visit
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. –U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez is visiting North Carolina today to learn more about the state’s successful apprenticeship programs and how the customized training improves employer productivity and strengthens the skills of workers.  read more ...


Clinton and Elkin Each Awarded Funds for Downtown Revitalization Projects
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. --- The N.C. Department of Commerce announced today Main Street Solutions Awards going to the City of Clinton for up to $200,000 and the Town of Elkin in an amount up to $100,000. read more ...


North Carolina Exports Grow By 7% in 2014
Monday, February 09, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. - North Carolina exported a record $31 billion in merchandise to international markets in 2014, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Commerce. read more ...


North Carolina Rural Economic Development Division Awards Competitive Grants to Rural Communities
Friday, February 06, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. –North Carolina Secretary of Commerce John E. Skvarla III and Assistant Secretary for Rural Economic Development Pat Mitchell have announced the recipients of the FY2015 Economic Development Competitive Grants for Underserved and Limited Resource Communities (ULRC). read more ...

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