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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.

Lotus Bakeries to Expand in Alamance County Creating Up to 90 Jobs in Mebane

Thu, 17/06/2021 - 10:21 am
Thursday, Jun 17, 2021

Lotus Bakeries, a leading producer of indulgent and natural snacking products, will expand operations in North Carolina with an investment of at least $62 million in the City of Mebane, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

German Industrial Automation Company to Build U.S. Headquarters in Gaston County with $7.8 Million Investment

Tue, 15/06/2021 - 1:25 pm
Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021

KNOLL America Inc., a supplier of conveyor and filtration systems, will create 31 new jobs in Gaston County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest more than $7.8 million to locate a new U.S.

North Carolina Wins National Economic Development Award

Thu, 10/06/2021 - 3:03 pm
Thursday, Jun 10, 2021

North Carolina’s success in winning high-impact economic development projects was recognized today with a coveted Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine, a leading industry trade publication covering corporate site selection and economic development.

North Carolina Main Street Communities Achieve National Accreditation for 2021

Thu, 10/06/2021 - 12:17 pm
Thursday, Jun 10, 2021

The North Carolina Main Street & Rural Planning Center at the North Carolina Department of Commerce has announced that 52 North Carolina communities have been d