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North Carolina’s April Employment Figures Released
Friday, May 20, 2016
RALEIGH — The state's seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate was 5.4 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from March's revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged at 5.0 percent. read more ...

North Carolina Ranks First in the Nation for Business Competitiveness
Monday, May 02, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory announced today that for the second year in a row, North Carolina ranks first in the nation on a closely watched measurement of state business competitiveness. Site Selection magazine’s 2015 ‘Prosperity Cup’ is awarded based on ten factors of economic performance, including the total number of new and expanded facilities in the state, capital investment and total number of new jobs created. read more ...

North Carolina Attracts Record Visitor Spending
Monday, May 02, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory announced today that North Carolina tourism generated record visitor spending in 2015 with a total of $21.9 billion, a 2.7 percent increase over 2014 which outpaced the national average for growth last year of only 2.1 percent. read more ...

North Carolina’s March County and Area Employment Figures Released
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in all 100 of North Carolina's counties in March. The March not seasonally adjusted statewide rate was 5.4 percent. read more ...

Expansion by Aurobindo Pharma USA Brings 275 Jobs to Durham
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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 an expansion by Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. will bring 275 new R&D and pharma-manufacturing jobs to Durham. The New Jersey-based maker of generic pharmaceuticals plans to invest over $31.7 million in a new state-of-the-art national headquarters for specialty pharmaceutical R&D. read more ...

Governor McCrory Announces New Projects Creating 161 Jobs
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory announced today that the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 17 grant and loan requests totaling $4,905,420. The requests include commitments to create a total of 161 new jobs across the state. read more ...

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