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Six Communities from Murphy to Manteo Selected for Downtown Revitalization

Fri, 17/01/2020 - 9:44 am
Friday, Jan 17, 2020

The North Carolina Main Street & Rural Planning Center selected Graham, Manteo, Mebane, Murphy, Pilot Mountain and Zebulon for the Center’s Downtown Associate Community Program, Secretary of Commerce Anthony M. Copeland announced today. 

Governor Cooper Announces Finish Line Grants Program Has Awarded More Than 3,000 Grants Totaling Over $2 Million to Community College Students

Wed, 15/01/2020 - 9:13 am
Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the Finish Line Grants program has issued more than 3,000 grants and $2 million since the program was announced in July 2018.

North Carolina Gains Ground on Key Markers for Innovation

Wed, 15/01/2020 - 9:08 am
Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020

North Carolina jumps forward two places nationally in an overall measure of innovation capacity, according to the 2019 Tracking Innovation report released today by the North Carolina Board of Science, Technology & Innovation.

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery to Expand in Edgecombe County

Mon, 13/01/2020 - 11:10 am
Monday, Jan 13, 2020

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery, a provider of baked desserts, treats and snacks, will create 108 jobs as it expands its food manufacturing center in Edgecombe County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest an additional $19.8 million in the bakery, located in Tarboro.

Packaging Manufacturer to Create 46 New Jobs in Guilford County

Tue, 07/01/2020 - 11:30 am
Tuesday, Jan 7, 2020

LLFlex, a leader in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions, will create 46 new jobs in Guilford County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $7.6 million to locate a facility in High Point.

North Carolina’s November County and Area Employment Figures Released

Fri, 03/01/2020 - 10:00 am
Friday, Jan 3, 2020

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 92 of North Carolina’s counties in November, increased in four, and remained the same in four. Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 9.8 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 2.5 percent.

Jessica Englert named Assistant Secretary of N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions

Mon, 23/12/2019 - 2:29 pm
Monday, Dec 23, 2019

Jessica Englert will become the North Carolina Commerce Department’s Assistant Secretary of the Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS), Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland has announced.

David Spratley Returns to N.C. Commerce as Senior Assistant Secretary of Finance

Mon, 23/12/2019 - 11:39 am
Monday, Dec 23, 2019

North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland has named David Spratley, an experienced financial and economic development executive, as the department’s Senior Assistant Secretary of Finance.

North Carolina’s November Employment Figures Released

Fri, 20/12/2019 - 1:47 pm
Friday, Dec 20, 2019

The state’s seasonally adjusted November unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from October’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.5 percent.

Aircraft Recycling Company Will Invest Nearly $100 Million at the N.C. Global TransPark Creating 475 Jobs

Thu, 19/12/2019 - 1:58 pm
Thursday, Dec 19, 2019

Aircraft Solutions USA Inc., a leader in managing aircraft at the end of their service life, will establish a new subsidiary at North Carolina’s Global TransPark to recycle aircraft parts and materials.

Automotive Supplier Cataler to Build Second Manufacturing Facility in North Carolina Bringing 151 Jobs to Hickory

Wed, 18/12/2019 - 2:35 pm
Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019

Cataler North America Corporation, a major manufacturer of catalysts for automobiles and engines, will build a new manufacturing plant in Hickory, creating 151 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Cataler will invest a minimum of $42 million in the project in Catawba County.

Microsoft to Create 500 New Jobs in Wake County

Tue, 17/12/2019 - 2:17 pm
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019

Microsoft Corp. (NYSE: MSFT), the global technology and software company, will create 500 new jobs in Wake County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $47.5 million to expand their operations in Morrisville.

Governor Cooper Announces $4 Million in Rural Infrastructure Grants

Fri, 13/12/2019 - 11:46 am
Friday, Dec 13, 2019

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 12 grant requests to local governments totaling $4,113,122, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 473 jobs.

Design Firm Michael Aram, Inc. to Create 118 Jobs with New Logistics Operation in Wayne County

Tue, 10/12/2019 - 11:12 am
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019

Michael Aram, Inc., an internationally renowned luxury design company offering a wide range of craft-based jewelry, tabletop and home furnishings, will create 118 jobs as it relocates a logistics center to Wayne County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

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.