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Announcement Archive

The following announcements have appeared on the home page. The last 20 announcement have been archived below.


  • Governor Cooper Challenges Workforce Leaders to Increase Work-Based Learning Opportunities
    11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Roy Cooper challenged business and workforce development leaders to increase the number of work-based learning opportunities across the state, part of a broader initiative to help North Carolinians become more job-ready. Governor Cooper offered his challenge today at a meeting of the NCWorks Commission, along with a call for the commissioners to provide him firm recommendations at the Commission’s next meeting for further action to advance the state’s workforce development agenda. read more
  • Rural Communities Receive State Grants Attracting 386 New Jobs and $164.4 Million in Private Investm
    10/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 12 grant requests totaling $3,977,855, N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 386 jobs. Secretary Copeland previously announced an additional 145 new jobs associated with these grants. The public investment in these projects is attracting $164.4 million in private investment.  read more
  • North Carolina Offers Amazon World-Class Choices
    10/19/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper offered congratulations today to community leaders in four North Carolina locations that have worked intensely within their regions to offer Amazon a variety of powerful choices for the company’s second headquarters site.  read more
  • Governor Cooper Proclaims Manufacturing Week in North Carolina
    10/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - North Carolina highlights the economic importance of the state’s manufacturing sector this week in a proclamation issued today by Governor Roy Cooper. The declaration of October 2-6 as 'North Carolina Manufacturing Week’ brings attention to a business sector that employs 460,000 people in the state, represents 20 percent of the state’s total economic output and offers young people a challenging and rewarding career path. read more
  • Napoleon Wallace Named Deputy Secretary of Commerce
    8/24/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland has appointed Napoleon Wallace, a finance and community economic development executive, as the department’s Deputy Secretary to oversee the Divisions of Workforce Solutions and Rural Economic Development. Wallace had previously been serving as the Assistant Secretary for the rural division. read more
  • Early Stage Tech Companies to Get Seed Funds to Spur Growth
    8/21/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - A total of 32 small, technology-oriented companies across 18 North Carolina communities will get $1.9 million to help them grow and provide good jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. These are the latest round of grants from the state’s One North Carolina Small Business program, an important source of capital that helps early-stage technology companies bridge the challenging period between initial development of a new technology and the point where sales revenue from a new product is generated. read more
  • North Carolina’s July Employment Figures Released
    8/18/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. — The state’s seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from June’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.3 percent. read more
  • Rural Communities Receive State Grants Attracting 429 New Jobs and $367 Million in Private Investmen
    8/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 22 grant requests totaling $15,802,945, N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 429 new jobs. Secretary Copeland previously announced an additional 368 new jobs associated with these grants. The public investment in these projects is attracting $367 million in private investment.  read more

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