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Plastic Manufacturer to Establish First North American Operation in Gaston County

Wed, 14/04/2021 - 10:03 am
Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021

Polykemi AB, a Swedish manufacturer of plastic compounds, will create 22 new jobs in Gaston County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $11.8 million to locate its first U.S. production facility in the Gastonia Technology Park.

Governor Cooper Announces 325 Jobs as Biopharmaceutical Manufacturer Selects Lee County

Tue, 13/04/2021 - 1:03 pm
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021

Abzena Holdings (US) LLC, a life sciences contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), will locate a significant biopharmaceutical manufacturing site in Lee County, creating 325 jobs and investing $213 million in Sanford, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Filtration Supplier to Invest $26 Million in Hickory

Mon, 12/04/2021 - 11:55 am
Monday, Apr 12, 2021

Gusmer Enterprises, Inc., a manufacturer of filtration and fermentation products, will create 73 new jobs in Catawba County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $26.5 million to build a production facility in Hickory.

Leading Pressure Pipe Company to Create 44 Jobs in Columbus County at New Manufacturing Facility

Thu, 08/04/2021 - 9:35 am
Thursday, Apr 8, 2021

Pipeline Plastics Holdings, LLC, a leading manufacturer of high-performance industrial pipeline systems, will create 44 new jobs in Columbus County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $4.6 million in a new production facility in Fair Bluff.

North Carolina’s February County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wed, 07/04/2021 - 10:01 am
Wednesday, Apr 7, 2021

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 96 of North Carolina’s counties in February, increased in three, and remained unchanged in one. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 10.9 percent while Orange County had the lowest at 4.0 percent.

Automotive Exhaust Maker to Add 96 New Jobs in Wayne County

Wed, 07/04/2021 - 9:19 am
Wednesday, Apr 7, 2021

AP Emissions Technologies, an automotive exhaust manufacturer, will create 96 new jobs in Wayne County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $400,000 to expand its e-commerce operations in Goldsboro.

High-Performance Automotive Parts Manufacturer Selects Stanly County for New Industrial Plant

Tue, 06/04/2021 - 9:41 am
Tuesday, Apr 6, 2021

American Racing Headers & Exhaust, Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of stainless-steel headers and exhaust system components, will locate a new manufacturing facility in Stanly County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $4.37 million and add 63

North Carolina to Launch the Community Economic Recovery and Resiliency Initiative

Thu, 01/04/2021 - 2:29 pm
Thursday, Apr 1, 2021

Governor Roy Cooper announced that the North Carolina Department of Commerce will pilot the Community Economic Recovery and Resiliency Initiative (CERRI) to support communities with their recovery and response to the economic impacts of COVID-19.

Film Grant Recipients Fuel Strong Start to 2021 for Production in North Carolina

Thu, 01/04/2021 - 12:07 pm
Thursday, Apr 1, 2021

After pressing pause in 2020, film production has resumed in North Carolina with six recent grant recipients.

Fintech Company Robinhood to Create Nearly 400 New Jobs in Mecklenburg County

Tue, 30/03/2021 - 11:14 am
Tuesday, Mar 30, 2021

Robinhood Markets, Inc., a California-based financial services firm, will create nearly 400 jobs in Mecklenburg County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $11.7 million to establish an office in Charlotte focused on customer experience roles.

North Carolina’s February Employment Figures Released

Fri, 26/03/2021 - 9:44 am
Friday, Mar 26, 2021

The state’s seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate was 5.7 percent, decreasing 0.2 points from January’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.1 points to 6.2 percent.

Expansion by Western North Carolina Contract Research Organization Creates 74 New Jobs

Wed, 24/03/2021 - 12:12 pm
Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021

Raybow USA Inc, the North American unit of a global provider of outsourced pharmaceutical process development and manufacturing services, will expand its operations in Transylvania County.

North Carolina’s January County and Area Employment Figures Released

Sun, 21/03/2021 - 4:56 pm
Friday, Mar 19, 2021

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 62 of North Carolina’s counties in January, increased in 25, and remained unchanged in 13. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 11.4 percent while Orange County had the lowest at 4.3 percent.

Governor Cooper Announces North America’s Largest End-to-End Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility Coming to N.C. as FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Selects Wake County

Thu, 18/03/2021 - 2:32 pm
Thursday, Mar 18, 2021

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A. Inc., a world leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), will create 725 jobs and expressed its intent to invest $2 billion in Wake County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

North Carolina’s January Employment Figures Released

Mon, 15/03/2021 - 9:59 am
Monday, Mar 15, 2021

The state’s seasonally adjusted January unemployment rate was 5.9 percent, declining 0.2 points from December’s revised rate. The national rate declined 0.4 points to 6.3 percent.

2020 North Carolina Main Street Champions to Be Honored Virtually

Wed, 10/03/2021 - 5:21 pm
Thursday, Mar 11, 2021

North Carolina Main Street Champions will be recognized for their commitment to downtown revitalization and strong communities during a virtual recognition ceremony today at 9:30 a.m.

N.C. Department of Commerce Honors 2020 N.C. Main Street Awards Winners

Wed, 10/03/2021 - 3:58 pm
Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021

Nine communities will receive awards for excellence in downtown revitalization during the North Carolina Main Street Awards Ceremony this evening.

Statement from Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders on Biogen’s Plans for New Gene Therapy Manufacturing Facility in RTP

Thu, 04/03/2021 - 11:40 am
Thursday, Mar 4, 2021

Statement from Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders on Biogen’s plans for new gene therapy manufacturing facility in RTP:

Downtown Revitalization Conference Pivots to Virtual Format

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 2:42 pm
Wednesday, Mar 3, 2021

North Carolina community and economic development leaders will convene virtually for the 2021 North Carolina Main Street Conference, March 9-11. Organized by the North Carolina Department of Commerce and its N.C.

Offshore Wind Industry Offers Potential for New Jobs and Billions of Investment in North Carolina

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 11:50 am
Wednesday, Mar 3, 2021

North Carolina stands well positioned to attract a significant portion of a more than $100 billion market opportunity from the growing offshore wind energy industry, according to a comprehensive new report released today by the North Carolina Department of Commerce.