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North Carolina’s August Employment Figures Released

NC Commerce News - Fri, 17/09/2021 - 10:00 am
Friday, Sep 17, 2021

The state’s seasonally adjusted August unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from July’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 5.2 percent.

Governor Cooper Proclaims Small Business Week in North Carolina

NC Commerce News - Tue, 14/09/2021 - 4:07 pm
Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed Sept. 12-19, 2021, as Small Business Week to highlight the importance of small, independent businesses and entrepreneurship to North Carolina’s economy.

Thermo Fisher to Expand Operations in Pitt County with $154 Million Investment and 290 Jobs

NC Commerce News - Tue, 14/09/2021 - 11:26 am
Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, will create 290 new jobs in Pitt County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $154 million to expand its pharmaceutical manufacturing operations in Greenville.

North Carolina’s July County and Area Employment Figures Released

NC Commerce News - Wed, 01/09/2021 - 10:00 am
Wednesday, Sep 1, 2021

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 99 of North Carolina’s counties in July and remained unchanged in one. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 9.1 percent while Avery County had the lowest at 3.5 percent.

European Manufacturer of Components for the Appliance Industry Selects Lenoir County for First North American Expansion

NC Commerce News - Wed, 25/08/2021 - 1:17 pm
Wednesday, Aug 25, 2021

Global manufacturer of household appliance components, Grupporeco, will create 110 new jobs in Lenoir County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $28 million to build its first manufacturing facility for dishwasher components in North America.

Main Street Tips Over $4 Billion in Investments for North Carolina Communities

NC Commerce News - Mon, 23/08/2021 - 12:28 pm
Monday, Aug 23, 2021

Today, the North Carolina Main Street and Rural Planning Center reports that since the inception of North Carolina’s Main Street program in 1980, designated Main Street communities have leveraged more than $4.08 billion in public and private investment in their downtown districts.

North Carolina’s July Employment Figures Released

NC Commerce News - Fri, 20/08/2021 - 10:00 am
Friday, Aug 20, 2021

The state’s seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from June’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.5 of a percentage point to 5.4 percent.

Governor Cooper announces 21 Grants to Rural Communities to attract 539 New Jobs and more than $546 million in private investment

NC Commerce News - Thu, 19/08/2021 - 2:05 pm
Thursday, Aug 19, 2021

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved 21 grant requests to local governments totaling $5,916,198, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 1,200 jobs, 661 of which were previously announced.

Film Production in North Carolina Reaches New Investment High

NC Commerce News - Thu, 19/08/2021 - 12:59 pm
Thursday, Aug 19, 2021

Filmmakers producing projects in North Carolina are on track to invest a record amount of money in the state in 2021, Governor Roy Cooper announced earlier today during a press conference at EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington.

Electrical Equipment Manufacturer to Expand Operations in Robeson County

NC Commerce News - Wed, 18/08/2021 - 10:34 am
Wednesday, Aug 18, 2021

Harger, Inc., a leading supplier of electrical protection equipment, will expand its current operations in Robeson County, creating 20 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $3.2 million to increase the capacity of its facility in Fairmont.

Canadian Pet Treats Manufacturer Selects Nash County for First U.S. Production Facility

NC Commerce News - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 11:25 am
Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021

The Crump Group Inc., a Canadian manufacturer of all natural, limited ingredient pet treats will locate its first production facility in the United States in Nash County, creating 160 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

New NC Job Ready Grants Introduced to Support Workforce Training

NC Commerce News - Wed, 11/08/2021 - 2:36 pm
Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021

North Carolina will add a new type of targeted workforce training grant to the state’s economic development toolkit, Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders announced today.  Up to $1 million will be available to fund grants during the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

Vitamin Manufacturer to Make $19 Million Investment in Winston-Salem

NC Commerce News - Tue, 10/08/2021 - 11:52 am
Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021

Nature’s Value Inc., a global contract vitamin and dietary supplements manufacturer, that will create more than 183 new jobs in Forsyth County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Industrial Company to Invest Nearly $21 Million in Shelby

NC Commerce News - Tue, 03/08/2021 - 2:28 pm
Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021

Steffes, LLC, a steel fabrication company, will create 130 new jobs in Cleveland County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $20.9 million to locate a new manufacturing facility in the City of Shelby.

Governor Cooper Announces Amgen Will Create 355 Jobs at New Biomanufacturing Facility in Wake County

NC Commerce News - Tue, 03/08/2021 - 1:21 pm
Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021

Amgen Inc., the pioneering biotechnology company, will build a new biologics manufacturing operation in Holly Springs, creating 355 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company intends to invest $550 million in Wake County.

Whiteville Earns Main Street Community Designation

NC Commerce News - Fri, 30/07/2021 - 10:12 am
Friday, Jul 30, 2021

The North Carolina Main Street and Rural Planning Center (NC MSRPC) has selected the City of Whiteville as the latest “North Carolina Main Street Community,” a desi

North Carolina’s June County and Area Employment Figures Released

NC Commerce News - Wed, 28/07/2021 - 10:00 am
Wednesday, Jul 28, 2021

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 99 of North Carolina’s counties in June and decreased in one. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 9.4 percent while Orange County had the lowest at 3.7 percent.

Ball Corporation to Invest $383 Million in Concord’s New Beverage Production Hub

NC Commerce News - Tue, 27/07/2021 - 1:21 pm
Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021

Global aluminum beverage packaging company Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) will create 220 new jobs in Cabarrus County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $383.8 million to join Red Bull and Rauch’s beverage manufacturing hub in Concord.

Governor Cooper Announces POLYWOOD Will Expand in Person County with 300 New Jobs

NC Commerce News - Tue, 27/07/2021 - 1:05 pm
Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021

POLYWOOD, a manufacturer of outdoor furniture made from recycled plastics, will expand its operations in Person County to create 300 jobs over five years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Power Technology Company Selects Durham for Global HQ and Research Facility

NC Commerce News - Tue, 27/07/2021 - 11:45 am
Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021

Smart Wires Inc., a global power technology company working to advance the delivery of affordable, clean electricity around the world has selected Durham and the Research Triangle region as the site for its global headquarters, creating 250 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

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