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Pharmaceutical Manufacturer to Create 100 Jobs with First U.S. Facility in Harnett County

Wed, 05/06/2019 - 1:08 pm
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019

KriGen Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a pharmaceutical company, selects Harnett County for its first U.S. manufacturing facility, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. KriGen will create 100 jobs while investing $7 million in Lillington.

Production Wraps on Two North Carolina Film Grant Projects

Mon, 03/06/2019 - 5:27 pm
Monday, Jun 3, 2019

Two North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grant recipients, “Swamp Thing” and “Uncle Frank”, recently wrapped production in the Wilmington area. Combined, the productions are expected to generate a direct in-state spend of more than $75 million.

Governor Cooper Announces Parexel Expansion Creating 264 Jobs, Adding Second U.S. Headquarters in Durham County

Thu, 30/05/2019 - 3:06 pm
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Parexel International Corporation, one of the world’s leading contract research and services companies serving the biopharmaceuticals industry, will open a second U.S.

Governor Cooper Announces More than 400 New Jobs as Greenheck Group Decides on Major Expansion

Thu, 30/05/2019 - 2:56 pm
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Greenheck Group, an international manufacturer of commercial and industrial ventilation equipment, has selected Cleveland County for a major expansion of their presence in North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

North Carolina’s April County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wed, 29/05/2019 - 9:50 am
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in April. Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 8.1 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 2.7 percent. All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases.

Home Furnishings Retailer to Create 161 Jobs with New East Coast Operations in Johnston County

Tue, 28/05/2019 - 2:00 pm
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Broad River Retail, LLC, an Ashley HomeStore licensee, will create 161 jobs as it locates a distribution center in Johnston County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $2 million in the new facility, to be located in Four Oaks.

New Grant Opportunity for Appalachian Communities

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 11:59 am
Friday, May 24, 2019

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced this week, in partnership with the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), that $29 million is available for Appalachian communities through a new Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) initiative.

Food Manufacturer Expands in Montgomery County with $23.8 Million Investment

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 12:09 pm
Thursday, May 23, 2019

AmeriQual Aseptic, a food processing company, will create 76 jobs as it expands its operations in Montgomery County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $23.8 million in expanding its current facility, located in Troy.

NCWorks Commission Adopts New Strategic Plan for Building a Job-ready Workforce

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 8:22 am
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The NCWorks Commission approved a new two-year strategic plan and certified local Career Centers while meeting at the Hotel Ballast in Wilmington on May 15.

North Carolina’s April Employment Figures Released

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 5:24 pm
Friday, May 17, 2019

Raleigh, N.C. —  The state’s seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate was 4.0 percent, remaining unchanged from March’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.6 percent.

Specialty Vehicle Manufacturer Chooses Cumberland County for First East Coast Location

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 12:48 pm
Thursday, May 16, 2019

E-N-G Mobile Systems, LLC, a designer and manufacturer of specialized vehicles, will create 60 jobs as it locates its first East Coast operations in Cumberland County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Affordable Housing Funds Go to NC Communities Hit Hard by Hurricanes, Governor Cooper Announces

Tue, 14/05/2019 - 9:42 am
Monday, May 13, 2019

Eight North Carolina communities hit hard by storms will get $2.7 million in special housing infrastructure grants to help develop more affordable housing, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Window and Door Manufacturer Pella to Bring New Manufacturing Facility, Jobs to Rockingham County

Fri, 10/05/2019 - 11:47 am
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Pella Corporation, a leading manufacturer of window and door products for residential and commercial use, will create 124 jobs at its new manufacturing facility in Rockingham County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Adhesives & Sealants Manufacturing Company Will Invest $6.6 Million in Anson County

Fri, 10/05/2019 - 11:39 am
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Loba-Wakol, LLC, a supplier to the wood and resilient flooring industry, will expand their operations in North Carolina, establishing a new distribution and warehouse facility in Anson County and creating 24 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Visitor Spending in North Carolina Grows at Near Record Pace

Tue, 07/05/2019 - 10:35 am
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

North Carolina tourism generated record visitor spending in 2018 with a total of $25.3 billion, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The 5.6 percent increase from 2017 was North Carolina’s largest percentage growth in travel and tourism spending since 2011.

North Carolina’s March County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wed, 01/05/2019 - 10:12 am
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 81 of North Carolina’s counties in March, increased in three, and remained unchanged in 16. Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 11.5 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.2 percent.

North Carolina Communities Achieve 2019 National Main Street Accreditation

Thu, 25/04/2019 - 2:00 pm
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019

The National Main Street Center has designated 46 North Carolina communities as accredited Main Street America™ programs for 2019, the North Carolina Department of Commerce announced today. Each year, the national group and N.C.

24 Small Technology Companies Win Grants to Fund Innovation

Thu, 25/04/2019 - 10:46 am
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019

Twenty-four innovative small companies across North Carolina will get grants to develop new products, hire more employees, and purchase needed materials, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. A total of $1.1 million from the One North Carolina Small Business Program will go to the selected technol

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.