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N.C. Department of Commerce Announces 2019 N.C. Main Street Award Winners

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 4:34 pm
Friday, Apr 3, 2020

Nineteen communities recently received awards for excellence in downtown revitalization at the North Carolina Main Street and Small Town Main Street Awards Ceremony, held March 11 in New Bern.  North Carolina Department of Commerce Secretary Anthony M.

Expansion of Carteret County Boatbuilder Brings 38 New Jobs

Wed, 01/04/2020 - 2:39 pm
Wednesday, Apr 1, 2020

Correct Craft, a Florida company that recently completed an acquisition of Beaufort-based Parker Boats, will create 38 new jobs in an expansion at its Carteret County manufacturing facility.

North Carolina’s February Employment Figures Released

Fri, 27/03/2020 - 10:00 am
Friday, Mar 27, 2020

The state’s seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate was 3.6 percent, remaining unchanged from January’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.5 percent.

North Carolina’s January County and Area Employment Figures Released

Fri, 20/03/2020 - 10:00 am
Friday, Mar 20, 2020

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in January. Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 14.2 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.2 percent. All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate increases.

North Carolina’s January Employment Figures Released

Mon, 16/03/2020 - 11:42 am
Monday, Mar 16, 2020

The state’s seasonally adjusted January unemployment rate was 3.6 percent, remaining unchanged from December’s revised rate. The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.6 percent.

NCWorks Commission approves four-year workforce plan for state

Thu, 27/02/2020 - 3:31 pm
Thursday, Feb 27, 2020

The NCWorks Commission, North Carolina’s workforce development board, today released a new plan that outlines the state’s workforce development strategy over the next four years.

Rural Communities receive State Infrastructure Grants to Attract 225 New Jobs and More Than $82 million in Private Investment

Tue, 25/02/2020 - 10:20 am
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 17 grant requests to local governments totaling $5,535,271, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 436 jobs, 211 of which were previously announced.

Leading Gene Therapy Company to Invest Over $100 Million in Sanford

Tue, 18/02/2020 - 2:30 pm
Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that Audentes Therapeutics, a genetic medicines company, will create 209 new jobs in Lee County, investing $109 million to locate a manufacturing facility in Sanford.

Insurance Company to Expand Operations in Wayne County Creating 83 Jobs

Tue, 18/02/2020 - 8:00 am
Monday, Feb 17, 2020

Atlantic Casualty Insurance Company, a national provider of commercial insurance products, will create 83 jobs as it expands its Wayne County headquarters, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest more than $11.8 million in Goldsboro.

Concrete Manufacturer to Create 55 Jobs in Edgecombe County

Mon, 17/02/2020 - 1:32 pm
Monday, Feb 17, 2020

Armorock, LLC, the world’s largest manufacture of polymer concrete structures, will establish a new manufacturing facility in Edgecombe County, creating 55 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Fence Maker to Invest $1 Million in Edenton

Mon, 17/02/2020 - 10:30 am
Monday, Feb 17, 2020

Nebraska Plastics, Inc, a vinyl fence manufacturer, will create 22 new jobs in Chowan County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest more than $1 million into a manufacturing facility in Edenton.

Governor Cooper Leads Roundtable on Economic Growth and North Carolina’s Growing Workforce Initiatives

Thu, 13/02/2020 - 5:03 pm
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020

Today, Governor Roy Cooper met with business leaders, workforce development representatives, and local community colleges and university administrators to discuss economic development in North Carolina. Governor Cooper and his office have recruited and announced more than 62,000 jobs.

N.C. Governor’s Award Honors Six Companies for Exporting

Wed, 05/02/2020 - 1:32 pm
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020

Today, six North Carolina manufacturers received 2019 Governor’s Export Awards in a ceremony highlighting their growing sales success in international markets. These manufacturers make everything from cosmetics to heavy-duty plastic waste containers.

North Carolina’s December County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wed, 05/02/2020 - 10:02 am
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 45 of North Carolina’s counties in December, increased in 25, and remained unchanged in 30. Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 9.7 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 2.5 percent.

The Nation's Largest Statewide Downtown Revitalization Conference to Convene in North Carolina

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 9:46 am
Monday, Feb 3, 2020

Community and economic development leaders from across the state will gather for the 2020 North Carolina Main Street Conference March 10-12.

The 2019 Film Production Season Finished Strong in North Carolina

Fri, 31/01/2020 - 10:05 am
Friday, Jan 31, 2020

North Carolina wrapped up 2019 with production companies spending more than $167 million in direct in-state expenses, the most money spent on television and film projects in the last five years.

Federal Bonding, Work Opportunity Tax Credit helped N.C. employers hire more workers in 2019

Mon, 27/01/2020 - 1:25 pm
Monday, Jan 27, 2020

Two workforce incentive programs managed by the North Carolina Department of Commerce reached higher benchmarks last year, indicating more people found jobs thanks to the financial support these programs provide to North Carolina employers.

Packaging Manufacturer to Invest $8 Million in Greensboro Expansion

Fri, 24/01/2020 - 12:00 pm
Friday, Jan 24, 2020

Pactiv Corporation, a food packaging manufacturer and distributor, will create 25 new jobs in Guilford County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest a minimum of $8 million to expand their current facility in Greensboro.

North Carolina’s December Employment Figures Released

Fri, 24/01/2020 - 10:00 am
Friday, Jan 24, 2020

The state’s seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate was 3.7 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from November’s revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged at 3.5 percent.

Governor Cooper Announces over 460 Jobs in Durham as Eli Lilly and Company Selects North Carolina for Major Pharmaceutical Plant

Tue, 21/01/2020 - 1:13 pm
Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020

Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY), a global healthcare and biopharmaceutical company, will invest over $470 million and create more than 460 new jobs in Durham, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.