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Announcement Archive

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 The last 20 announcement have been archived below.


  • $6.6 Million To Support Rural Communities Approved
    2/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

    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’s Leadership at Stake as the ‘Data Economy’ Rises
    2/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

    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
  • North Carolina’s December Employment Figures Released
    1/24/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - The state’s seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate was 5.1 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from November’s revised rate.  The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.7 percent. read more
  • 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

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