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Announcement Archive

The following announcements have appeared on the home page. The last 20 announcement have been archived below.

  • North Carolina’s May Employment Figures Released
    6/15/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - The state’s seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from April’s revised rate.  The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.8 percent. read more
  • NCWorks Commission Approves Career Pathways, Certifies Centers
    6/5/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Hickory, N.C. – With Governor Roy Cooper in attendance, the NCWorks Commission met on May 23 to approve new Career Pathways, certify Career Centers and celebrate local innovations in workforce development. The group held its quarterly meeting at Moretz Mills in Hickory, marking the first time the Commission has met in western North Carolina.


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  • NC Neighborhood Program Approves Community Development Block Grants to 10 Local Governments
    6/4/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NC Neighborhood) has awarded a total of $7.5 million in grants to 10 localities. The program provides federal funds from the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) to communities to help address economic and community development needs, primarily for the benefit of low- and moderate- income residents. read more
  • 200 New Jobs Coming to Durham County as AveXis Joins North Carolina’s Growing Gene Therapy Cluster
    5/22/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - AveXis, Inc., a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing treatments for rare and life-threatening neurological diseases, will locate a new manufacturing center in Durham County creating 200 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company is expected to invest approximately $55 million in the facility to produce potentially breakthrough therapies to address rare neurological genetic diseases. read more
  • U.S. Treasury Certifies North Carolina Opportunity Zones
    5/21/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. – The Unites States Treasury certified 252 areas in the state as official North Carolina Opportunity Zones on May 18, potentially opening a new source of investment capital for regions of the state that need it the most.  read more
  • North Carolina’s April Employment Figures Released
    5/18/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - The state’s seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from March’s revised rate.  The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.9 percent. read more
  • Manufacturer Selects Guilford County for New Facility, Creating 201 New Jobs
    5/8/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - Amada North America, Inc., a manufacturer of precision sheet metal fabricating equipment, will develop a new product line in Guilford County creating 201 new jobs over the next five years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Amada will invest $87 million in a facility in High Point that will manufacture and assemble a line of high-precision press break bending equipment for the U.S. market. read more
  • North Carolina Communities achieved 2018 National Main Street Accreditation
    5/2/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. – The National Main Street Center has designated 47 North Carolina communities as accredited Main Street America™ programs, the North Carolina Department of Commerce announced today. Each year, the National Main Street Center and N.C. Commerce’s Main Street & Rural Planning Center partner to announce the list of all accredited Main Street America programs, recognizing exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach. read more
  • Financial Tech Company to Add 250 New Jobs in Wake County
    4/24/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - Ipreo US LLC, a global provider of financial services, technology, data and analytics, will add 250 jobs over the next four years in Wake County, Governor Cooper announced today. The company will invest $2.1 million with this project.  read more
  • Manufacturer to Add New Products, 19 Jobs in Anson County Expansion
    4/19/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, technologies and services, will expand operations in Wadesboro, creating 19 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $5.4 million in its Anson County facilities, enabling the introduction of its STAHL line of crane products into the North American market. read more
  • New Survey Confirms Importance and Future Potential of the Carolina’s Energy Economy
    4/16/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - North and South Carolina’s energy sector and the assets that support it are strong contributors to the region’s economy that could benefit from greater stakeholder collaboration and a shared vision for future innovation, according to the results of a new survey published today by the North Carolina Department of Commerce and E4 Carolinas, a trade association for energy companies and organizations. read more
  • Payment Tech Company to Expand in Forsyth County
    4/12/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC, a financial payments company, will expand in Winston-Salem creating 50 new jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $24.6 million in this expansion. read more
  • Israeli Manufacturer to Add 302 New Jobs in Rockingham County Expansion
    4/10/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Reidsville, N.C. - Albaad USA, Inc., a multinational manufacturer of wet wipes and other hygiene products will expand its U.S. operations in Reidsville, creating 302 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today at an event held at the company's facilities. The company will invest $45 million to produce additional lines of personal care products in Rockingham County. read more

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