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North Carolina’s September Employment Figures Released
Friday, October 19, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. - The state’s seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from August’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.7 percent. read more ...

Rural Communities Receive State Grants Attracting 312 New Jobs and More than $554 million in Private
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 21 grant requests totaling $6,935,250, N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 616 jobs, 304 of which were previously announced. The public investment in these projects will attract more than $594 million in private investment. read more ...

BUCHI Kombucha Selects Madison County for Manufacturing Expansion
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. – Asheville Kombucha Mamas, LLC, a locally owned natural beverage company more commonly known as BUCHI, is expanding in Madison County, creating 28 new jobs and currently investing $2 million with plans to invest up to $7 million over the next three years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will expand its existing facility in Marshall. read more ...

Auto Manufacturing Supplier Selects Stanly County for Expansion
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. – Enforge, LLC, a manufacturer of steel-formed suspension and steering assemblies for automotive companies, is expanding in Stanly County, creating 44 new jobs and investing $4 million, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will bring a major steering linkage project involving steel forging, machining and assembly to Albemarle. read more ...

Governor Cooper Announces 384 New Jobs as Furniture Manufacturer Selects Person County
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. - POLYWOOD, a manufacturer of outdoor furniture made from recycled plastics, will create 384 jobs over five years in Person County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $35.3 million to open a manufacturing and distribution center in Roxboro.  read more ...

More Counties Able to Provide Temporary Jobs for Hurricane Florence Recovery
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. – Thirteen additional counties are now eligible to participate in the temporary employment program that puts North Carolinians to work on recovery efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Florence, N.C. Department of Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today. This brings the total number of counties declared eligible to 41. read more ...

Governor Cooper Announces NCWorks Local Innovation Fund to Support Workforce Development
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Greensboro, N.C. – A new competitive grant program will support local efforts to meet workforce challenges, Governor Roy Cooper announced today at the NCWorks Partnership Conference in Greensboro. The NCWorks Local Innovation Fund is part of Governor Cooper’s NC Job Ready Initiative for getting North Carolina’s workforce ready for the jobs of today and tomorrow. read more ...

North Carolina’s August County and Area Employment Figures Released
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. - Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 88 of North Carolina’s counties in August, increased in four, and remained unchanged in eight. The August not seasonally adjusted statewide rate was 3.9 percent. read more ...

New Opportunity for North Carolina Tech Companies To Accelerate Growth with Matching Grant Funds
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today that new applications are being accepted by the One North Carolina Small Business Matching Funds Program, an important source of capital for North Carolina’s technology companies. The program provides money to help small businesses develop and commercialize innovative new technologies. read more ...

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