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N.C. Small Businesses Take Advantage of Pandemic Financial Assistance, Show Interest in Recovery Tools

NC Commerce News - Wed, 13/01/2021 - 11:16 am
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021

Most North Carolina small businesses remain open but have seen revenues decline in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to results from a new survey of North Carolina small businesses released today by the Department of Commerce.  The report also shows more than half of the respondents to

Clinical-Stage Gene Therapy Company Will Add More Than 200 Jobs in Durham County

NC Commerce News - Thu, 07/01/2021 - 11:46 am
Thursday, Jan 7, 2021

Governor Roy Cooper announced today that Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc., a California-based gene therapy company targeting unmet medical needs in ocular and rare diseases, will invest $82.8 million for a new gene therapy manufacturing facility in Durham County.

North Carolina’s November County and Area Employment Figures Released

NC Commerce News - Tue, 05/01/2021 - 10:00 am
Tuesday, Jan 5, 2021

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 76 of North Carolina’s counties in November, decreased in six, and remained unchanged in 18. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 10.5 percent while Watauga County had the lowest at 4.2 percent.

American Fuji Seal Plans to Create 101 Jobs in Catawba County

NC Commerce News - Tue, 22/12/2020 - 12:53 pm
Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020

American Fuji Seal Inc, part of Japan’s Fuji Seal International, will establish new production operations in Catawba County that will employ up to 101 workers by 2025, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The packaging solutions provider plans to invest $52 million at its new site in Hickory.

National Mortgage Lender Selects Mecklenburg County for 500-Job Expansion

NC Commerce News - Tue, 22/12/2020 - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020

Intercontinental Capital Group Inc, a direct mortgage lender specializing in single-family residential properties, will significantly expand its Charlotte operations, adding 500 jobs over the coming five years, Governor Roy Copper announced today.

North Carolina’s November Employment Figures Released

NC Commerce News - Fri, 18/12/2020 - 10:00 am
Friday, Dec 18, 2020

The state’s seasonally adjusted November unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, remaining unchanged from October’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 6.7 percent.

Governor Cooper Announces New Gene Therapy Facility to Create New Jobs in Durham

NC Commerce News - Thu, 17/12/2020 - 11:21 am
Thursday, Dec 17, 2020

Taysha Gene Therapies, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSHA), a patient-centric gene therapy company, has selected Durham as a site for its gene therapy manufacturing facility, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Governor Cooper Announces Nearly $13 Million in Rural Infrastructure Grants

NC Commerce News - Thu, 10/12/2020 - 4:01 pm
Thursday, Dec 10, 2020

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved 30 grant requests to local governments totaling $12,969,015, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 839 jobs, 464 of which were previously announced.

Advanced Tech Company to Expand in Salisbury with $2.6 Million Investment

NC Commerce News - Wed, 09/12/2020 - 10:14 am
Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020

Integro Technologies Corp., an industrial automation company, will create 30 new jobs, over five years, in Rowan County with a $2.67 million investment for additional assembly, logistic solution prototyping and manufacturing space in Salisbury, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Animal Health Company to Expand Vaccine Manufacturing Plant in Scotland County

NC Commerce News - Wed, 09/12/2020 - 9:33 am
Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020

Huvepharma, Inc., a global biomanufacturer, will expand its poultry vaccine plant in Scotland County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $1.9 million and add 10 new jobs as it expands its Maxton facility to include more manufacturing and warehouse space.

Leading Italian Pet Nutrition Company Selects Rockingham County for 129-Job North American Headquarters

NC Commerce News - Tue, 08/12/2020 - 11:54 am
Tuesday, Dec 8, 2020

Farmina Pet Food USA, a provider of scientifically-developed foods and personalized nutrition services for dogs and cats, will establish its North American headquarters in Reidsville, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Grover Gaming’s Expansion Brings 200 New Jobs to Greenville

NC Commerce News - Tue, 08/12/2020 - 11:44 am
Tuesday, Dec 8, 2020

Grover Gaming Inc., a software development and design company with offices and distribution facilities in seven U.S. states, will expand its Greenville headquarters, adding 200 positions to its existing North Carolina workforce, Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today.

Expansion of Firearms Manufacturer Brings 60 New Jobs

NC Commerce News - Mon, 07/12/2020 - 11:38 am
Monday, Dec 7, 2020

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc., a leading U.S. designer and manufacturer of commercial and sporting firearms, will grow its North Carolina workforce with an expansion at its Rockingham County production facility, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Furniture Manufacturer to Invest $5.4 Million and Create 50 New Jobs in Caswell County

NC Commerce News - Fri, 04/12/2020 - 10:07 am
Friday, Dec 4, 2020

Riverside Furniture Corporation, a furniture and home furnishings manufacturer, will create 50 new jobs with a $5.4 million investment for a warehouse and distribution center in Caswell County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

North Carolina’s October County and Area Employment Figures Released

NC Commerce News - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 10:00 am
Thursday, Dec 3, 2020

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in October. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 10.5 percent while Watauga County had the lowest at 4.1 percent. All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases.

Governor Cooper Announces Chick-fil-A Supply® Will Create 160 Jobs at New Mebane Distribution Center

NC Commerce News - Tue, 01/12/2020 - 11:25 am
Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020

Chick-fil-A®, one of the nation’s leading quick service restaurant companies, will locate a major distribution center in Alamance County, investing an estimated $52 million to build the new facility, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Commerce Issues 2021 Economic Development Tier Rankings

NC Commerce News - Mon, 30/11/2020 - 5:03 pm
Monday, Nov 30, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Commerce released the county tier designations for 2021 today.  The designations, which are mandated by state law, play a role in several programs that assist in economic development.

The Clorox Company to Create 158 High-Paying Jobs in Durham

NC Commerce News - Tue, 24/11/2020 - 11:00 am
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020

The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX), a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products, will create 158 new jobs in Durham County, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

North Carolina’s October Employment Figures Released

NC Commerce News - Fri, 20/11/2020 - 9:38 am
Friday, Nov 20, 2020

The state’s seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate was 6.3 percent, decreasing 0.9 of a percentage point from September’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 1.0 percentage point to 6.9 percent.

Medical Product Maker to Relocate Headquarters & Operations to Edgecombe County

NC Commerce News - Thu, 12/11/2020 - 3:13 pm
Thursday, Nov 12, 2020

Wolf and Flow X-Ray, a medical imaging manufacturer, will create 68 new jobs in Edgecombe County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest more than $4.5 million to relocate their headquarters and manufacturing operations to Rocky Mount.

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