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North Carolina’s May Employment Figures Released
Friday, June 15, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. - The state’s seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from April’s revised rate.  The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.8 percent. read more ...

North Carolina Takes Home the Gold Shovel for Economic Development Success
Friday, June 08, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina has received Area Development magazine’s 2018 Gold Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s success in winning high-impact economic development projects last year. In 2017, North Carolina experienced one of its best years for new job recruitment in over a decade. read more ...

NCWorks Commission Approves Career Pathways, Certifies Centers
Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Hickory, N.C. – With Governor Roy Cooper in attendance, the NCWorks Commission met on May 23 to approve new Career Pathways, certify Career Centers and celebrate local innovations in workforce development. The group held its quarterly meeting at Moretz Mills in Hickory, marking the first time the Commission has met in western North Carolina.


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NC Neighborhood Program Approves Community Development Block Grants to 10 Local Governments
Monday, June 04, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NC Neighborhood) has awarded a total of $7.5 million in grants to 10 localities. The program provides federal funds from the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) to communities to help address economic and community development needs, primarily for the benefit of low- and moderate- income residents. read more ...

200 New Jobs Coming to Durham County as AveXis Joins North Carolina’s Growing Gene Therapy Cluster
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. - AveXis, Inc., a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing treatments for rare and life-threatening neurological diseases, will locate a new manufacturing center in Durham County creating 200 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company is expected to invest approximately $55 million in the facility to produce potentially breakthrough therapies to address rare neurological genetic diseases. read more ...

U.S. Treasury Certifies North Carolina Opportunity Zones
Monday, May 21, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. – The Unites States Treasury certified 252 areas in the state as official North Carolina Opportunity Zones on May 18, potentially opening a new source of investment capital for regions of the state that need it the most.  read more ...

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