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Greek Battery Manufacturer to Invest $6.5 Million in Guilford County for their First North American Operation

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 11:30 am
Thursday, Dec 5, 2019

Sunlight Batteries USA, an industrial battery manufacturer, member of the Greek multinational Group Olympia, will create 46 jobs in Guilford County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Biopharmaceutical Manufacturer Merck Expands Again in Wilson County with $57 Million Investment

Wed, 04/12/2019 - 2:49 pm
Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019

Merck (NYSE: MRK), a leading global biopharmaceutical company, will invest $57 million and create 55 jobs in Wilson, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The expansion will establish a filling and packaging line for the company’s RotaTeq® vaccine.

Little Leaf Farms Will Create 100 Jobs and Build High-Tech Greenhouse Complex in Yancey County

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:48 pm
Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019

A new wholly owned subsidiary of Little Leaf Farms, LLC, an innovative producer of fresh lettuce, will build a state-of-the-art greenhouse complex in Yancey County, creating up to 100 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest up to $86 million in Burnsville in a multi-pha

Governor Cooper Announces 749 New Jobs as Clinical Trial Lab Company Expands in Durham County

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 3:11 pm
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019

Q2 Solutions, a leading clinical trial laboratory services organization, will establish a new facility in Durham to help develop the next generation of precision medicines, creating 749 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Q2 Solutions will invest $73 million in the project, which will grow

Commerce Issues 2020 Economic Development Tier Rankings

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 2:34 pm
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Commerce released the county tier designations for 2020 today.  The designations, which are mandated by state law, play a role in several programs that assist in economic development.

Hose Manufacturer to Invest $7.9 Million in Pender County

Tue, 26/11/2019 - 2:59 pm
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Polyhose Inc., an industrial hose manufacturer, will create 51 jobs in Pender County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $7.9 million to locate a warehouse and assembly plant along U.S.-421 in Pender County.

The Fresh Market to Expand Corporate Headquarters, Will Invest $5.4 Million in Guilford County

Mon, 25/11/2019 - 1:57 pm
Monday, Nov 25, 2019

The Fresh Market, a fresh-focused specialty food retailer that was founded in Greensboro in 1982, will expand their headquarters operations in North Carolina, creating 53 new jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $5.4 million in Greensboro.

North Carolina’s October County and Area Employment Figures Released

Mon, 25/11/2019 - 1:35 pm
Monday, Nov 25, 2019

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 86 of North Carolina’s counties in October and remained the same in 14. Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 8.8 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 2.7 percent.

October 2019 County and Area Employment Figures Will Be Published Today

Mon, 25/11/2019 - 12:16 pm
Monday, Nov 25, 2019

North Carolina’s County and Area Employment Figures for October 2019 will be published today, Monday November 25, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

Governor Cooper Announces 400 New Jobs in Chapel Hill for Healthcare Technology Operations Center

Tue, 19/11/2019 - 1:53 pm
Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

Well Dot, Inc., (Well) a fast-growing healthcare technology company will locate a new operations center in Chapel Hill, creating 400 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $3 million in Orange County.

North Carolina’s October Employment Figures Released

Tue, 19/11/2019 - 8:14 am
Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

The state’s seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate was 4.0 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from September’s revised rate. The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.6 percent.

Boat Builder to Invest $12 Million in Beaufort County

Tue, 12/11/2019 - 4:47 pm
Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019

Pamlico Yachtworks, a boat manufacturer, will create 207 jobs in Beaufort County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $12 million to operate a manufacturing facility in Washington.

Governor Cooper Honors Excellence in Workforce Development

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 3:51 pm
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019

Four North Carolinians have won NCWorks Awards of Distinction for outstanding accomplishments and contributions related to workforce development.

Greenhouse Operation to Invest $21 Million in Henderson County

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 3:43 pm
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019

BrightFarms, a packaged salads company, will create 54 jobs in Henderson County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $21 million to operate a hydroponic greenhouse in the Etowah community of Henderson County.

North Carolina’s September County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 10:07 am
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in September. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 6.2 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 2.6 percent. All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases.

Technology Company to Add 430 New Jobs in Mecklenburg County

Fri, 25/10/2019 - 11:12 am
Friday, Oct 25, 2019

Microsoft Corp. (NYSE: MSFT), a technology company, will create 430 new jobs in Mecklenburg County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $23 million to expand their operations in Charlotte. 

North Carolina’s September Employment Figures Released

Mon, 21/10/2019 - 1:46 pm
Friday, Oct 18, 2019

The state’s seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from August’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.5 percent.

Rural Communities Receive State Infrastructure Grants to Attract 449 New Jobs and More Than $294 million in Private Investment

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 4:49 pm
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 24 grant requests to local governments totaling $7,799,500, N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 1,312 jobs, 863 of which were previously announced.

Industrial Hemp Processor Locates in Columbus County with $3.4 Million Investment

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 9:47 am
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Carolina Botanicals, a company formed to process industrial hemp, will create 30 jobs as it establishes operations in Columbus County, North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today.  The company will invest $3.46 million in its new facility, located in Tabor City.

Textile Manufacturer to Invest $5 Million in Eden

Wed, 16/10/2019 - 3:08 pm
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

Gildan Yarns, a yarn-spinning company, will create 85 jobs in Rockingham County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest approximately $5 million to revamp and operate a new yarn spinning mill in Eden.