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Foodservice Manufacturer Bringing 100 New Jobs to Alamance County
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Raleigh, NC -  Governor Pat McCrory and Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Cambro Manufacturing Company is locating its North Carolina manufacturing operations in Alamance County.  The company plans to create 100 jobs and invest more than $30.4 million over the next three years in Mebane. read more ...


Governor McCrory Launches Major Workforce Development Initiative
Monday, April 14, 2014
Sanford, NC - Governor Pat McCrory and Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker joined state officials today in announcing "NCWorks," a major initiative that will promote one consistent, cohesive strategy for workforce development across North Carolina. read more ...


Winners Selected in Brand North Carolina Project
Saturday, April 12, 2014
RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Commerce and Secretary Sharon Decker congratulate the winners and finalists in two contests that engaged North Carolinians in the work to develop a new brand for marketing the state. The winners were announced Saturday April 12 at a ceremony at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. read more ...


Commerce Promotes Exporting for Small Businesses in Western North Carolina
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. – N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that the International Trade Division (ITD), in partnership with the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has established an educational series entitled Global Appalachia Eye Opener Workshops. read more ...


GKN Driveline to Create 228 Jobs in Catawba County
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Raleigh, NC -  Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that GKN Driveline will expand its Catawba County manufacturing facility. The company plans to create at least 228 new jobs in North Carolina by the end of 2018 and invest more than $113. read more ...


Plastics Manufacturer to Expand in Henderson County
Monday, March 31, 2014
Raleigh, NC -   Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Elkamet Inc. is expanding its North Carolina manufacturing operations in Henderson County.  The company plans to create 20 new jobs and invest more than $2.5 million over the next three years in East Flat Rock. read more ...


N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority Board Approves Second Round of Grants
Thursday, March 27, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. – N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker and Assistant Secretary for Rural Development Dr. Pat Mitchell announced today that the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 18 grants totaling more than $8.1 million. read more ...


Surface Application Manufacturer to Create 30 Jobs in McDowell County
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Raleigh, NC -  Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that XO.STEEL, LLC is locating its North Carolina manufacturing operations in McDowell County.  The company plans to create 30 new jobs and invest $350,000 over the next three years in Old Fort.
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Help Us Brand North Carolina
Monday, March 17, 2014
RALEIGH – Help us brand North Carolina. The N.C. Department of Commerce invites North Carolinians to share ideas and creative expressions demonstrating what North Carolina means to them as the department develops a new brand for marketing the state.  The Brand North Carolina Project is being conducted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise (KIPE) and sponsored by the Department of Commerce.
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Shopping Bag Manufacturer Coming to Rutherford County
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Bonita Manufacturing Products, Inc., doing business as Bonita Pioneer, is locating its North Carolina manufacturing operations in Rutherford County. The company plans to create 50 jobs and invest more than $2.8 million over the next three years in Forest City. read more ...


Winner’s Circle Awards at Annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism
Monday, March 03, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Governor Pat McCrory and the NC Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development announced today the recipients of the Winner’s Circle awards, given annually since 2004 to people who have made significant and continuing contributions to the growth and success of North Carolina’s tourism industry. The 2014 honorees include: Richard Petty, charter member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Horace Holden, Aurelia Kennedy and Payson Kennedy, founders of the Nantahala Outdoor Center, and Ron Kimble, Charlotte Deputy City Manager. read more ...


Defense Manufacturer Expanding in Buncombe County
Friday, February 28, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Kearfott Corporation is planning to expand its North Carolina manufacturing operations in Buncombe County. When the One NC grant is carried through to completion, it will result in the creation of 75 jobs and an investment of approximately $11.8 million over the next three years in Black Mountain. read more ...


California Manufacturer to Open East Coast Facility in North Carolina
Friday, February 28, 2014
Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Team Air, Incorporated will locate a new manufacturing facility in Rutherford County.  The company plans to create 70 jobs and invest more than $4.2 million over the next three years in Forest City. read more ...


2013 Main Street Award Winners Announced
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker and Assistant Secretary Dr. Pat Mitchell announced on Jan. 30 that 21 awards will be given to participants in the N.C. Main Street and Small Town Main Street program. Award winners are recognized for excellence in downtown revitalization efforts in categories that include promotion, organization, design and economic restructuring. read more ...


Canadian Automation Company Announces Expansion into North Carolina
Monday, January 27, 2014
Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced on Jan. 27 that Eclipse Automation Inc. will be expanding its operations to Mecklenburg County under the name Eclipse Automation Southeast, LLC.  The new facility will be located in the Whitehall Technology Park in Charlotte. The company plans to create 50 new jobs over the next three years. read more ...


N.C. Economic Development Board Releases Strategic Plan
Friday, January 24, 2014
The N.C. Economic Development Board approved a 10-year strategic plan on Jan. 24 that is designed to serve as a guide for economic growth and activities across the state. read more ...


N.C. Main Street Conference to Unveil Study Results
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The Department of Commerce’s Office of Urban Development will hold its annual N.C. Main Street Conference Jan. 29-31 in New Bern. The conference theme – Main Street: Two Billion Reasons to Celebrate – is a nod to the state’s Main Street communities surpassing the $2 billion mark in combined downtown investment. read more ...

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