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New Funds Available to Help Businesses Develop Skilled Talent
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. – Maximize Carolina Sector grants for workforce development will provide $1 million this year to develop talent pipelines for high-growth industries in North Carolina. read more ...

Governor Cooper Announces 410-Job Expansion by Corning in Two North Carolina Locations
Monday, February 20, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. - Corning Incorporated and its subsidiary, Corning Optical Communications LLC, will invest $176 million in facilities in Catawba and Cabarrus counties, creating 410 jobs over the next two years, Governor Cooper announced today. read more ...

$6.6 Million To Support Rural Communities Approved
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 27 grant requests totaling $6,590,235, North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today.  The requests include commitments to create a total of 278 new jobs.  352 new jobs associated with these grants have been previously announced. read more ...

North Carolina Announces Three New Film and Entertainment Grants
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced three new productions are receiving North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grants. read more ...

Governor Cooper announces 71 new jobs with Carolina Structural Systems in Montgomery County
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. - Carolina Structural Systems will open a manufacturing plant in Montgomery County that will employ 71 workers, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The maker of wooden building trusses will invest $1.3 million at a location in Star over the next three years. read more ...

North Carolina’s Leadership at Stake as the ‘Data Economy’ Rises
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. – Closer collaboration, proactive branding, and a greater focus on data science education and talent development will propel North Carolina to the top of the emerging data economy, according to a new report published today by the North Carolina Board of Science, Technology & Innovation (BSTI).  Leadership in the data economy is becoming increasingly critical as more and more economic value is based on the ability to successfully collect and manipulate data for insight and profit. read more ...

Governor Cooper announces 180-job expansion by Clearwater Paper in Cleveland County
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Shelby, N.C. - Governor Roy Cooper announced today that Clearwater Paper Corporation will launch a major expansion at its facility in Cleveland County, creating 180 jobs over the next two years. The company will invest $330 million at its production and distribution operations in Shelby. read more ...

Governor Cooper announces Oerlikon's selection of Mecklenburg County for 93-job facility
Monday, February 06, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. - Global technology group Oerlikon will invest $62 million to establish a manufacturing hub in Mecklenburg County that will create 93 new jobs during the next five years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. read more ...

Governor Cooper Announces Expansion by Keihin Carolina System Technology in Edgecombe County
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. - Keihin Carolina System Technology will expand its automotive assembly operations in Edgecombe County, adding 42 jobs over the coming three years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest more than $13 million at its Tarboro facility. read more ...

North Carolina’s December County and Area Employment Figures Released
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. - Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 71 of North Carolina’s counties in December, decreased in 9, and remained unchanged in 20. The December not seasonally adjusted statewide rate was 4.9 percent. read more ...

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