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North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority Funds Approved to Attract More Than $123.7 Million in Private Investment

NC Commerce News - Mon, 24/06/2019 - 2:01 pm
Monday, Jun 24, 2019

Governor Cooper announced today that the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 21 grant requests to local governments totaling $10,790,000. The requests include commitments to create a total of 1,314 jobs, 515 which have previously been announced.

North Carolina’s May Employment Figures Released

NC Commerce News - Fri, 21/06/2019 - 10:00 am
Friday, Jun 21, 2019

Raleigh, N.C. — The state’s seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from April’s revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged at 3.6 percent.

Air Filtration Manufacturer to Create 305 New Jobs in Wilson County

NC Commerce News - Thu, 20/06/2019 - 12:41 pm
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019

CleanAire, LLC, an air filtration manufacturing company that will be doing business as Pamlico Air will create 305 jobs as it expands its operations in Wilson County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $10 million in operating a facility, located in Wilson.

Three New Projects Approved for North Carolina Film Grant Rebates

NC Commerce News - Wed, 19/06/2019 - 4:21 pm
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019

Three new television and film projects have been approved to receive North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grant funds. Combined, the projects are expected to generate a direct in-state spend in excess of $50.6 million.

Key Industries to Get Help Tackling Challenges in Three Regions, Governor Cooper Announces

NC Commerce News - Wed, 19/06/2019 - 1:55 pm
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019

Three North Carolina regions will receive technical assistance and coaching to boost key industries in their communities, Governor Roy Cooper announced.

Major Pet Products Manufacturer SynergyLabs Selects Burke County for New Venture and Facility

NC Commerce News - Tue, 18/06/2019 - 3:36 pm
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019

SynergyLabs, a fast-growing manufacturer of specialty pet products, has selected Burke County as the location for a new company that will create 237 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The enterprise will invest $11.2 million to ramp up a new manufacturing plant in Hildebran.  

Volumetric Modular Manufacturer Will Create 130 Jobs in Richmond County

NC Commerce News - Mon, 17/06/2019 - 12:32 pm
Monday, Jun 17, 2019

VBC | Manufacturing - Hamlet, a producer of pre-fabricated building components for the construction industry, will open a manufacturing facility in Richmond County, creating 130 new jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Pharmaceutical Manufacturer to Create 100 Jobs with First U.S. Facility in Harnett County

NC Commerce News - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 1:08 pm
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019

KriGen Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a pharmaceutical company, selects Harnett County for its first U.S. manufacturing facility, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. KriGen will create 100 jobs while investing $7 million in Lillington.

Production Wraps on Two North Carolina Film Grant Projects

NC Commerce News - Mon, 03/06/2019 - 5:27 pm
Monday, Jun 3, 2019

Two North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grant recipients, “Swamp Thing” and “Uncle Frank”, recently wrapped production in the Wilmington area. Combined, the productions are expected to generate a direct in-state spend of more than $75 million.

Governor Cooper Announces Parexel Expansion Creating 264 Jobs, Adding Second U.S. Headquarters in Durham County

NC Commerce News - Thu, 30/05/2019 - 3:06 pm
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Parexel International Corporation, one of the world’s leading contract research and services companies serving the biopharmaceuticals industry, will open a second U.S.

Governor Cooper Announces More than 400 New Jobs as Greenheck Group Decides on Major Expansion

NC Commerce News - Thu, 30/05/2019 - 2:56 pm
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Greenheck Group, an international manufacturer of commercial and industrial ventilation equipment, has selected Cleveland County for a major expansion of their presence in North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

North Carolina’s April County and Area Employment Figures Released

NC Commerce News - Wed, 29/05/2019 - 9:50 am
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in April. Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 8.1 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 2.7 percent. All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases.

Home Furnishings Retailer to Create 161 Jobs with New East Coast Operations in Johnston County

NC Commerce News - Tue, 28/05/2019 - 2:00 pm
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Broad River Retail, LLC, an Ashley HomeStore licensee, will create 161 jobs as it locates a distribution center in Johnston County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $2 million in the new facility, to be located in Four Oaks.

New Grant Opportunity for Appalachian Communities

NC Commerce News - Fri, 24/05/2019 - 11:59 am
Friday, May 24, 2019

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced this week, in partnership with the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), that $29 million is available for Appalachian communities through a new Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) initiative.

Food Manufacturer Expands in Montgomery County with $23.8 Million Investment

NC Commerce News - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 12:09 pm
Thursday, May 23, 2019

AmeriQual Aseptic, a food processing company, will create 76 jobs as it expands its operations in Montgomery County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $23.8 million in expanding its current facility, located in Troy.

NCWorks Commission Adopts New Strategic Plan for Building a Job-ready Workforce

NC Commerce News - Tue, 21/05/2019 - 8:22 am
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The NCWorks Commission approved a new two-year strategic plan and certified local Career Centers while meeting at the Hotel Ballast in Wilmington on May 15.

North Carolina’s April Employment Figures Released

NC Commerce News - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 5:24 pm
Friday, May 17, 2019

Raleigh, N.C. —  The state’s seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate was 4.0 percent, remaining unchanged from March’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.6 percent.

Specialty Vehicle Manufacturer Chooses Cumberland County for First East Coast Location

NC Commerce News - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 12:48 pm
Thursday, May 16, 2019

E-N-G Mobile Systems, LLC, a designer and manufacturer of specialized vehicles, will create 60 jobs as it locates its first East Coast operations in Cumberland County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Affordable Housing Funds Go to NC Communities Hit Hard by Hurricanes, Governor Cooper Announces

NC Commerce News - Tue, 14/05/2019 - 9:42 am
Monday, May 13, 2019

Eight North Carolina communities hit hard by storms will get $2.7 million in special housing infrastructure grants to help develop more affordable housing, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Window and Door Manufacturer Pella to Bring New Manufacturing Facility, Jobs to Rockingham County

NC Commerce News - Fri, 10/05/2019 - 11:47 am
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Pella Corporation, a leading manufacturer of window and door products for residential and commercial use, will create 124 jobs at its new manufacturing facility in Rockingham County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

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