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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 The last 20 announcement have been archived below.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 March Employment Figures Released
    4/21/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. — The state’s seasonally adjusted March unemployment rate was 4.9 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from February’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 4.5 percent. read more
  • Rural Communities Will Receive $10.6 Million To Support Economic Growth
    4/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 22 grant requests totaling $10,637,897, N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 252 new jobs. An additional 510 new jobs associated with these grants have been previously announced.  read more
  • Plastics Manufacturer to Expand Operations in Franklin County
    4/11/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - Palziv North America, an internationally recognized manufacturer of polyethylene foams will add 40 jobs in an expansion to its operations in Louisburg, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest nearly $5.2 million in Franklin County. read more
  • Packaging Manufacturer to Expand in Randolph County
    4/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - SouthCorr, LLC, a manufacturer of corrugated packaging material, will expand its manufacturing facility in Randolph County, creating 22 new jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $6.7 million in its plant in Asheboro. read more
  • North Carolina’s February Employment Figures Released
    3/24/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. — The state’s seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate was 5.1 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from January’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.7 percent. read more
  • Governor Cooper Announces New Jobs in McDowell County
    3/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Marion, N.C. - Two employers plan to create 118 new jobs in McDowell County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Baxter International and Taylor Stave both celebrated the expansions at an event in McDowell County on March 21. read more
  • 2016 NC Main Street Award Winners Announced
    3/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Shelby, N.C. – Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland and Executive Director of Economic Development Susan Fleetwood presented awards last evening to 15 North Carolina Main Street program participants. The awards recognize excellence in downtown revitalization.. read more
  • N.C. Main Street Champions Honored
    3/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Shelby, N.C. – Main Street Champions, individuals who work and advocate for downtown revitalization across the state were recognized for their commitment this morning at an awards ceremony breakfast in Shelby. Thirty-six individuals received honors for their contributions in 2016. read more

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