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Rural Communities Receive State Support to Attract 246 New Jobs and More Than $96 million in Private Investment

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 5:38 pm
Thursday, Apr 18, 2019

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 17 grant requests to local governments totaling $7,068,625, N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 869 jobs, 623 of which were previously announced.

Plastics Manufacturer Expands in Richmond County with $5.3 Million Investment

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 5:19 pm
Thursday, Apr 18, 2019

Superior Plastics Extrusion Company, Inc., known as Impact Plastics, will expand its manufacturing operations in Richmond County and create 13 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $5.3 million in Hamlet.

North Carolina’s March Employment Figures Released

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 8:40 am
Thursday, Apr 18, 2019

Raleigh, N.C. — The state’s seasonally adjusted March unemployment rate was 4.0 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from February’s revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged at 3.8 percent.

Governor Cooper Announces 1,200 Jobs in Rowan County

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 6:23 pm
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019

Chewy, an online pet supply retailer, has selected Rowan County for its new fulfillment center, creating 1,200 new jobs and investing $55 million, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will locate in Salisbury, N.C.   

NC Announces Plans to Build, Launch NCCareers.org

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 5:58 pm
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019

Thanks to a collaborative effort among various workforce development stakeholders, the State of North Carolina will build and launch a comprehensive, unified system to deliver career information and labor market data to students, workers, business leaders and educators, Governor Roy Cooper announ

Governor Cooper Announces Grant to Protect Lumberton Manufacturer from Future Storms

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 8:26 am
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019

Governor Roy Cooper today visited Rempac Foam Corporation’s manufacturing facility in Lumberton, where he announced a grant to help protect the business and its jobs from future floods and discussed ongoing efforts to rebuild from Hurricane Florence.

Manufacturer Chooses Brunswick County for New Plant, Jobs

Tue, 09/04/2019 - 10:32 am
Friday, Apr 5, 2019

Pacon Manufacturing Corporation, a contract manufacturer, has selected Brunswick County for its new plant, creating 299 new jobs and investing $37.6 million, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will bring manufacturing to Navassa, N.C.

North Carolina’s February County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wed, 03/04/2019 - 9:57 am
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 99 of North Carolina’s counties in February and increased in one. Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 12.5 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.2 percent.

Elizabeth City Awarded Funds for Downtown Revitalization Project

Thu, 28/03/2019 - 11:05 am
Thursday, Mar 28, 2019

The City of Elizabeth City will receive $200,000 to support a downtown revitalization project from the Main Street Solutions Fund, the North Carolina Department of Commerce announced today.

North Carolina’s February Employment Figures Released

Fri, 22/03/2019 - 9:30 am
Friday, Mar 22, 2019

Raleigh, N.C. — The state’s seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from January’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.8 percent.

North Carolina’s January County and Area Employment Figures Released

Fri, 15/03/2019 - 9:58 am
Friday, Mar 15, 2019

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in January. Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 13.3 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.4 percent. All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate increases.

North Carolina Main Street Champions Honored

Wed, 13/03/2019 - 11:14 am
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019

North Carolina Main Street Champions will be recognized today for their commitment to downtown improvements and strong communities during a Recognition Ceremony in Salisbury starting at 9:00am (March 14).

N.C. Department of Commerce Announces 2018 N.C. Main Street Award Winners

Wed, 13/03/2019 - 10:53 am
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019

Fourteen communities will receive awards for excellence in downtown revitalization this evening at the North Carolina Main Street and Small Town Main Street Awards Ceremony.  The ceremony began today, Wednesday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m.

24 Communities Chosen to Participate in New Downtown Strong Initiative

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 1:33 pm
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019

Twenty-four communities located in smaller, rural counties across the state were selected by the N.C. Department of Commerce to participate in Downtown Strong, a new initiative of the N.C.

North Carolina’s January Employment Figures Released

Mon, 11/03/2019 - 10:05 am
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019

This press release, first published on March 11, 2019, has been updated to now include the U.S.

Cancer Therapy Company Cellectis to Establish Manufacturing Operations in North Carolina

Thu, 07/03/2019 - 11:28 am
Thursday, Mar 7, 2019

Cellectis, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company is planning to create up to 200 jobs as it locates its U.S. commercial-scale manufacturing facility in Wake County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Winning Ingredients for Downtown Development to be Discussed

Fri, 01/03/2019 - 11:06 am
Friday, Mar 1, 2019

Community and economic development leaders from across North Carolina will explore how three key ingredients combine to support vibrant downtowns at the 2019 edition of the N.C.

Grants go to Innovative Programs to Connect Workers with In-Demand Job Skills, Gov. Cooper Announces

Tue, 26/02/2019 - 2:37 pm
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019

Six local partnerships across North Carolina have won grants totaling almost $1.5 million to support efforts to connect people with the skills they need to get good-paying jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

2018: A Year of Growth, New Jobs and Successful Milestones For Commerce

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 2:47 pm
Monday, Jan 14, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Commerce, the state’s lead agency for workforce and economic development, marked another successful year in 2018.

State Honors Six N.C. Companies Growing Through Exports

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 1:55 pm
Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

Six North Carolina companies received 2018 Governor’s Export Awards Monday in a ceremony highlighting their success in increasing overseas sales, as well as the significant role exporting plays in the state’s economy.