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Small Town Main Street Communities Gain Main Street Status
Monday, July 06, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. --   Nearly a dozen Small Town Main Street communities have now achieved Main Street status.  Those communities are Ayden, Benson, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Elizabethtown, Tryon, Valdese, Waxhaw and Williamston. read more ...


Herbalife Expansion in Forsyth County Will Create More Than 300 New Jobs
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Raleigh, N.C.— Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina announced today that Herbalife Ltd. will be expanding in Forsyth County. The company plans to create 301 new jobs in Winston-Salem by the end of 2018, in addition to the 500 jobs that will have been created by the end of 2015. read more ...


Metal Works Mfg. Co. Expands in Cleveland County
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina announced today that Metal Works Mfg. Co. will be expanding in Cleveland County. The company plans to create 86 new jobs in Shelby within the next three years. Metal Works Mfg. Co’s annual investment in new jobs for the Cleveland County work force will be $3.9 million by the end of 2019. read more ...


European Grocery Giant Lidl to Invest $125 million to Establish New Regional Headquarters
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Lidl, one of the fastest growing retailers in Europe, will open a new regional headquarters and distribution center in Alamance County. The project will create 80 new full-time jobs and 120 hourly positions in Alamance County during the next three years. The company plans to invest more than $125 million over the same period. read more ...


National Spinning Company Bringing 50 New Jobs to Duplin County With Expansion
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Raleigh, N.C.— Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that National Spinning Co., Inc. will be expanding its facilities in North Carolina and creating 50 new jobs over the next three years.  The company plans to invest $1.5 million in the town of Beulaville over the same period. read more ...


Expansion of White Oak Carpet Mills, LLC to Bring 40 New Jobs to Rutherford County
Monday, June 29, 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 White Oak Carpet Mills, LLC, a division of CAP Carpet, Inc. based in Wichita, Kansas is expanding its operations in Rutherford County and plans to create 40 new jobs over the next three years.  The company plans to invest $4.1 million in the town of Spindale over the same period. read more ...


NC Commerce Receives Funds to Create New Program to Train Job Seekers for High-Demand Occupations
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. – More people in North Carolina will receive help preparing for jobs in high-demand occupations, thanks to a $5.25 million federal grant awarded to the state. The money will be used to create and implement a new program called NCWorks Certified Career Pathways.   read more ...


Blue Bloodhound, LP to Bring 191 New Jobs to Catawba County
Tuesday, June 23, 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 Blue Bloodhound, LP is establishing operations in Catawba County and plans to create 191 new jobs over the next three years.  The company plans to invest $400,000 in the city of Hickory over the same period. read more ...


N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority Approves Grants
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III and Assistant Secretary for Rural Development Dr. Patricia Mitchell announced today that the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 15 grants or loans totaling more than $6.0 million with the commitment of 1,322 new jobs. 

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