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North Carolina’s April Employment Figures Released
Friday, May 18, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. - The state’s seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from March’s revised rate.  The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.9 percent. read more ...

Manufacturer Selects Guilford County for New Facility, Creating 201 New Jobs
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. - Amada North America, Inc., a manufacturer of precision sheet metal fabricating equipment, will develop a new product line in Guilford County creating 201 new jobs over the next five years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Amada will invest $87 million in a facility in High Point that will manufacture and assemble a line of high-precision press break bending equipment for the U.S. market. read more ...

North Carolina Communities achieved 2018 National Main Street Accreditation
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. – The National Main Street Center has designated 47 North Carolina communities as accredited Main Street America™ programs, the North Carolina Department of Commerce announced today. Each year, the National Main Street Center and N.C. Commerce’s Main Street & Rural Planning Center partner to announce the list of all accredited Main Street America programs, recognizing exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach. read more ...

North Carolina’s March County and Area Employment Figures Released
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. - Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in March.  All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases.  The March not seasonally adjusted statewide rate was 4.3 percent.  read more ...

Governor Cooper Details Plan to Help More North Carolinians Get Job Training and Skills to Succeed
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. - Ahead of the release of his short session budget, Governor Roy Cooper today shared recommendations to create the NC Job Ready Fund to train and grow North Carolina’s workforce to fill the jobs of today and tomorrow. read more ...

Financial Tech Company to Add 250 New Jobs in Wake County
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. - Ipreo US LLC, a global provider of financial services, technology, data and analytics, will add 250 jobs over the next four years in Wake County, Governor Cooper announced today. The company will invest $2.1 million with this project.  read more ...

Low-Income Census Tracts in All 100 Counties Selected as Potential North Carolina Opportunity Zones
Monday, April 23, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. – The State of North Carolina has recommended to the Unites States Treasury that 252 areas in the state be certified as Opportunity Zones, potentially opening a new source of investment capital for regions of the state that need it the most.  The state submitted its recommendations on Friday, April 20 and final certification from the federal government is expected later this year. read more ...

North Carolina’s March Employment Figures Released
Friday, April 20, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. — The state’s seasonally adjusted March unemployment rate was 4.5 percent, remaining unchanged from February’s revised rate.  The national rate remained unchanged at 4.1 percent read more ...

Rural Communities Receive State Grants Attracting 1,495 New Jobs and Nearly $214 Million in Private
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 15 grant requests totaling $6,553,500. N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 1,729 jobs, 234 of which were previously announced. The public investment in these projects will attract $214 million in private investment. read more ...

Manufacturer to Add New Products, 19 Jobs in Anson County Expansion
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. - Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, technologies and services, will expand operations in Wadesboro, creating 19 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $5.4 million in its Anson County facilities, enabling the introduction of its STAHL line of crane products into the North American market. read more ...

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