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Announcement Archive

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 The last 20 announcement have been archived below.


  • Cooper Names Cabinet Secretaries to Lead Commerce, Administration
    1/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Roy Cooper named leaders to head the departments of Commerce and Administration Thursday as he builds his team to lead North Carolina for the next four years.
     
    As secretary for the Department of Commerce, Cooper has selected Tony Copeland, a leader in economic development with many years of involvement recruiting employers to North Carolina. read more
  • Governor McCrory Announces Kaco USA to Create 100 Jobs in Lincoln County
    12/29/2016 11:35:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. today announced that Kaco USA Inc. will expand its production facility in Lincoln County. The company will hire an additional 100 workers over the coming three years as it invests nearly $8.4 million there. read more
  • Governor McCrory Announces GKN Driveline to Expand, Creating 302 New Jobs
    12/20/2016 11:35:00 AM

    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 GKN Driveline will expand operations at its four North Carolina facilities in Alamance, Catawba, Lee and Person counties. The company plans to add a total of 302 jobs and invest at least $179 million in the state over the next five years. read more
  • Governor McCrory Announces New Craft Distillery Selects Lenoir County
    12/16/2016 2:26:00 PM

    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 Social Beverage Company, LLC will locate a craft distillery in Lenoir County. The company plans to create 34 new jobs and  invest $5.8 million in the city of Kinston over three years. read more
  • North Carolina’s November Employment Figures Released
    12/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. — The state’s seasonally adjusted November unemployment rate was 5.0 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from October’s revised rate.  The national rate decreased 0.3 of a percentage point to 4.6 percent. read more
  • Governor McCrory Announces Citrix to Add 400 Jobs in Wake County
    12/15/2016 3:00:00 PM

    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 Citrix will add 400 jobs in Wake County over the coming five years. The company plans to invest $5 million in an expansion of its Raleigh operations. read more
  • Rural Infrastructure Authority Joins Golden LEAF in Announcing $35M in Grants
    12/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C.-- Secretary of Commerce John E. Skvarla, III, Rural Infrastructure Authority Chairman Tommy Hester and Golden LEAF President Dan Gerlach announced today approximately $35 million in grants to provide needed infrastructure to seven large industrial sites across North Carolina. The goal is to increase site competitiveness and reduce the time needed for site development to attract major projects with substantial job creation and private capital investment. read more
  • Governor McCrory Announces 550-Job Expansion by INC Research in Wake County
    12/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

    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 INC Research Holdings, Inc. intends to launch a major expansion to its headquarters in Wake County, creating 550 jobs over the next several years. The provider of Phase I to IV clinical development services plans to invest $37.9 million in its North Carolina expansion. read more
  • Governor McCrory Announces Total Quality Logistics to Bring 70 Jobs to High Point
    12/9/2016 10:49:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory, Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that Total Quality Logistics LLC (TQL) will open a new facility in High Point. The company intends to add 70 jobs there over the next five years as it invests $308,000 at its new location at 4135 Mendenhall Oaks Parkway in High Point. The target opening date is March 2017. read more
  • Governor McCrory Announces Textile Industry Innovator Will Bring 610 Jobs to Rutherford County
    12/6/2016 11:45:00 AM

    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 Everest Textile USA will establish a 610-job manufacturing facility in Rutherford County. The Taiwan-based maker of high-performance sports apparel will invest $18.5 million over five years at a site in Forest City. read more
  • Commerce Issues 2017 Economic Development Tier Rankings
    12/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Department of Commerce released the county tier designations for 2017 today.  The designations, which are mandated by state law, play a role in several programs that assist in economic development. read more
  • Snyder's-Lance to Add 100 Jobs in Mecklenburg County
    11/28/2016 10:35:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) today announced a 100-job expansion by Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. in Mecklenburg County. The company will invest $38 million over the coming three years at its Charlotte headquarters and production facility. read more
  • Elkamet Expansion Brings 25 Jobs to Henderson County
    11/18/2016 8:25:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) today announced that Elkamet Inc. will expand its manufacturing site in Henderson County. The company intends to add 25 workers at its East Flat Rock facility over the coming three years, investing $6.5 million. read more
  • One North Carolina Small Business Grants Go to 29 Companies
    11/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory and Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III announced today that $1.7 million from the One North Carolina Small Business Program has been awarded to 29 small companies across 13 North Carolina communities. The companies will use the funds to develop new products, hire additional employees, and purchase equipment and materials. read more

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