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LendingTree Expands Headquarters Operations in Mecklenburg County

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 5:35 pm
Thursday, Dec 6, 2018

LendingTree, Inc., which operates the leading online loan marketplace, will expand its headquarters in Mecklenburg County, creating 436 new jobs by the end of 2023, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Fortune 100 Honeywell Selects Charlotte for New Headquarters

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 5:26 pm
Monday, Dec 3, 2018

Honeywell, a Fortune 100 company providing software-oriented solutions for many of the world’s most complex industries, will locate its headquarters in Mecklenburg County, creating 750 by the end of 2024, including 150 that are currently based in New Jersey.

Raleigh Tech Company Pendo to Expand Headquarters and Add 590 Jobs

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 2:50 pm
Monday, Dec 3, 2018

Pendo, a growing technology company founded in Raleigh, will more than triple its local operations over the next five years, adding 590 jobs and investing $34.5 million in Wake County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Commerce Issues 2019 Economic Development Tier Rankings

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 2:00 pm
Friday, Nov 30, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Commerce released the county tier designations for 2019 today.  The designations, which are mandated by state law, play a role in several programs that assist in economic development.

Fortune 100 Honeywell Announces Plan to Bring New Headquarters to Charlotte

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 10:59 am
Friday, Nov 30, 2018

Honeywell, a Fortune 100 company providing software-oriented solutions for many of the world’s most complex industries, will locate its headquarters in Mecklenburg County, creating 750 well-paying jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Manufacturer Chooses Halifax County for New Facility

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 11:06 am
Thursday, Nov 29, 2018

JBB Packaging, LLC, a plastic packaging manufacturer, will open a new plastic film manufacturing facility in Halifax County, creating 50 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $11 million in Weldon with the project.

Food Manufacturer Expanding in Halifax County

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 10:41 am
Thursday, Nov 29, 2018

Reser’s Fine Foods will expand its current operations in Halifax County, creating 79 jobs over the next 5 years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $3.2 million in Halifax with the project.

North Carolina’s October County and Area Employment Figures Released

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 10:05 am
Thursday, Nov 29, 2018

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in October. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 6.6 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 2.6 percent. All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate increases.

Advance Auto Parts Designates Raleigh as Corporate Headquarters

Wed, 28/11/2018 - 2:07 pm
Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018

Advance Auto Parts, Inc., (NYSE: AAP) will designate Raleigh as its corporate headquarters and expand operations in Wake County by adding up to 435 new jobs over five years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Canadian Manufacturer to Add 66 New Jobs and Invest $58 Million in Scotland County

Tue, 27/11/2018 - 9:02 pm
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018

Cascades Holdings U.S., Inc. (Cascades) has selected Scotland County for a significant expansion of its operations. The company will invest $58 million and create 66 new jobs over two years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Australian Plastics Manufacturer Selects Gaston County for First U.S. Plant

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 2:57 pm
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018

Era Polymers Corporation, an Australian manufacturer specializing in polyurethane chemistry, will open its first industrial facility in the United States, creating 20 new jobs in Gaston County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $9.2 million in Stanley.

Workforce Development Standouts Receive Governor’s NCWorks Awards

Mon, 19/11/2018 - 11:37 am
Thursday, Nov 1, 2018

A manufacturer, a technology training partnership and four individual North Carolinians have won the Governor’s NCWorks Awards of Distinction for outstanding accomplishments and contributions related to workforce development, N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony Copeland announced today.

North Carolina’s October Employment Figures Released

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 10:11 am
Friday, Nov 16, 2018

The state’s seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate was 3.6 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from September’s revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged at 3.7 percent.

Global Logistics Company Selects Rockingham County for New Facility

Fri, 09/11/2018 - 12:08 pm
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018

Sanritsu Logistics will open a new warehouse and manufacturing plant in Rockingham County, creating 24 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Global Logistics Company Selects Rockingham County for New Facility

Fri, 09/11/2018 - 12:08 pm
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018

Sanritsu Logistics will open a new warehouse and manufacturing plant in Rockingham County, creating 24 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

North Carolina’s September County and Area Employment Figures Released

Tue, 06/11/2018 - 11:09 am
Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018

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 2.4 percent. All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases.

North Carolina’s September County and Area Employment Figures Released

Tue, 06/11/2018 - 11:09 am
Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018

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 2.4 percent. All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases.

North Carolina’s September Employment Figures Released

Thu, 25/10/2018 - 9:08 pm
Friday, Oct 19, 2018

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.

North Carolina’s September Employment Figures Released

Thu, 25/10/2018 - 9:08 pm
Friday, Oct 19, 2018

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.

Rural Communities Receive State Grants Attracting 312 New Jobs and More than $554 million in Private Investment

Thu, 25/10/2018 - 9:04 pm
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018

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.