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Whiteville Earns Main Street Community Designation

Fri, 30/07/2021 - 10:12 am
Friday, Jul 30, 2021

The North Carolina Main Street and Rural Planning Center (NC MSRPC) has selected the City of Whiteville as the latest “North Carolina Main Street Community,” a desi

North Carolina’s June County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wed, 28/07/2021 - 10:00 am
Wednesday, Jul 28, 2021

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 99 of North Carolina’s counties in June and decreased in one. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 9.4 percent while Orange County had the lowest at 3.7 percent.

Ball Corporation to Invest $383 Million in Concord’s New Beverage Production Hub

Tue, 27/07/2021 - 1:21 pm
Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021

Global aluminum beverage packaging company Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) will create 220 new jobs in Cabarrus County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $383.8 million to join Red Bull and Rauch’s beverage manufacturing hub in Concord.

Governor Cooper Announces POLYWOOD Will Expand in Person County with 300 New Jobs

Tue, 27/07/2021 - 1:05 pm
Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021

POLYWOOD, a manufacturer of outdoor furniture made from recycled plastics, will expand its operations in Person County to create 300 jobs over five years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Power Technology Company Selects Durham for Global HQ and Research Facility

Tue, 27/07/2021 - 11:45 am
Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021

Smart Wires Inc., a global power technology company working to advance the delivery of affordable, clean electricity around the world has selected Durham and the Research Triangle region as the site for its global headquarters, creating 250 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Glen Raven Selects Warren County for Major Expansion

Wed, 21/07/2021 - 9:59 am
Wednesday, Jul 21, 2021

Glen Raven, Inc., a leading provider of innovative performance textiles with widely recognized brands including Sunbrella® and Dickson®, will create 205 new jobs as it expands its Custom Fabrics operations in Warren County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

New Strategic Plan for Economic Development Highlights Importance of Talent and Workforce Development

Fri, 16/07/2021 - 12:10 pm
Friday, Jul 16, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Commerce today released the Economic Development Strategic Plan for the State of North Carolina.

North Carolina’s June Employment Figures Released

Fri, 16/07/2021 - 10:01 am
Friday, Jul 16, 2021

The state’s seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate was 4.6 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from May’s revised rate. The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.9 percent.

Nearly 180,000 New Visitors Explore Career Options with NCcareers.org

Thu, 15/07/2021 - 4:01 pm
Thursday, Jul 15, 2021

One year after Governor Roy Cooper announced the launch of NCcareers.org, a comprehensive career information system, NCcareers.org has experienced 1.3 million page views with more than 178,300

Governor Cooper Announces Grant to Davidson County to Support New Jobs and Investment

Wed, 14/07/2021 - 11:23 am
Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved a $150,000 grant to Davidson County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. A commitment to create 21 new jobs and a private investment of $192,155 are tied to the grant.

Metal Working Company to Expand and Relocate Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility to Duplin County with Nearly $3 Million Investment

Wed, 14/07/2021 - 10:57 am
Wednesday, Jul 14, 2021

Metal Specialist LLC, a custom metal fabricator, will create 33 new jobs in Duplin County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest more than $2.9 million to build a new headquarters operations and manufacturing facility in the Town of Wallace.

Red Bull and Rauch to Build a Multimillion Dollar Beverage Manufacturing Hub in Cabarrus County

Tue, 13/07/2021 - 1:01 pm
Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021

Red Bull and filling company Rauch will partner to build a new beverage manufacturing, filling and distribution center in Cabarrus County, creating more than 400 new jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

N.C. Commerce awards grants to three local workforce boards for Youth Initiatives

Thu, 08/07/2021 - 12:59 pm
Thursday, Jul 8, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Commerce has awarded grants totaling almost $288,000 to support three innovative youth workforce development projects, N.C. Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Forest Products Company to Establish East Coast Sawmill with Multimillion Investment in Weldon

Fri, 02/07/2021 - 8:30 am
Thursday, Jul 1, 2021

Roseburg Forest Products, an innovative U.S. forest products manufacturer, will create 137 new jobs in Halifax County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest a total of $200 million to develop a sustainable high-tech sawmill operation in the Town of Weldon.

Stainless Steel Sink Manufacturer Elkay to Expand Operations in Robeson County

Wed, 30/06/2021 - 1:03 pm
Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021

Elkay Manufacturing, a leading producer of sinks and water delivery products, will expand its operations in Robeson County, leading to the creation of 20 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

North Carolina’s May County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wed, 30/06/2021 - 10:00 am
Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 77 of North Carolina’s counties in May, decreased in eight, and remained unchanged in 15. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 8.6 percent while Orange County had the lowest at 3.3 percent.

North Carolina to Add More Than 300,000 New Jobs Over the Next Decade

Tue, 29/06/2021 - 2:51 pm
Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021

More than 300,000 new jobs will be created in North Carolina by 2028, most in service-providing industry sectors, according to new employment projections released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce.  Most industry sectors operating in the state are projected to grow, with jobs in both h

Precision Manufacturer to Relocate Headquarters to Southeastern N.C.

Tue, 29/06/2021 - 12:14 pm
Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021

Precision Swiss Products, Inc. a manufacturer of high precision component parts, will create 125 new jobs in Brunswick County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

North Carolina’s May Employment Figures Released

Wed, 23/06/2021 - 10:00 am
Wednesday, Jun 23, 2021

The state’s seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate was 4.8 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from April’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.3 of a percentage point to 5.8 percent.

Governor Cooper announces Grants to Rural Communities to attract 820 New Jobs and more than $264 million in private investment

Thu, 17/06/2021 - 3:52 pm
Thursday, Jun 17, 2021

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved 11 grant requests to local governments totaling $4,989,034, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 964 jobs, 144 of which were previously announced.