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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 The last 20 announcement have been archived below.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 June Employment Figures Released
    7/21/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. — The state’s seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, decreasing 0.3 of a percentage point from May’s revised rate. The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.4 percent. read more
  • Governor Cooper Announces 72 New Jobs in Catawba County
    7/5/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - Sutter Street Manufacturing, a Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operation, plans to create 72 new jobs with an expansion in Catawba County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The upholstered furniture manufacturing company plans to invest $1.9 million over three years to upgrade its facilities in Claremont. read more
  • Automotive Manufacturing Company Will Expand in Scotland
    6/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - FCC (North Carolina), LLC., a Japan-based manufacturer of automotive parts, will expand operations in Scotland County and create 28 jobs over three years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. With this expansion, the company plans to invest $826,500 in Laurinburg. read more
  • North Carolina Communities Receive National Main Street Accreditation For 2017
    6/27/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - The N.C. Department of Commerce’s Main Street & Rural Planning Center announced today that 39 North Carolina communities have achieved accreditation from the National Main Street Center® for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center, ® a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  read more
  • $4.5 Million Granted to Rural Communities To Support Economic Growth
    6/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 14 grant requests totaling $4,528,942, N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 94 new jobs. Secretary Copeland previously announced an additional 158 new jobs associated with these grants. The public investment in these projects is attracting $46 million in private investment.  read more
  • Governor Cooper Announces 61 New Jobs in Robeson County
    6/21/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - Ventura Coach Corp and a related company, Absolute Bus, will create 61 new jobs with an expansion in Robeson County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The manufacturer of commercial shuttle buses plans to invest $2 million for an upgrade of its facilities in Lumberton. read more
  • Textile Firm to Create 260 Jobs in Winston-Salem
    6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - HPFABRICS, Inc., a manufacturer of raw fabrics, has selected Forsyth County for a new production and product development facility, creating 260 jobs over three years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $1.1 million over the next 2 years in a plant in Winston-Salem that formerly housed Microfibres, a company no longer operating in the city. read more
  • North Carolina’s May Employment Figures Released
    6/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - The state’s seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate was 4.5 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from April’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.3 percent read more
  • Medical Device Company to Create 40 Jobs in Caldwell County
    5/26/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - Adhezion Biomedical, LLC, a research and manufacturing company offering medical adhesive products, will create 40 jobs over the next four years as it expands its facility in Caldwell County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $3.5 million in Hudson over this period of time. read more
  • North Carolina’s April Employment Figures Released
    5/19/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. — The state’s seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate was 4.7 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from March’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.4 percent. read more
  • Gov. Cooper Announces 1,200-Job Expansion by Credit Suisse in Wake County
    5/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Research Triangle Park, N.C. - Credit Suisse will expand its Research Triangle Park campus operations, creating 1,200 new jobs in North Carolina over the next several years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $70.5 million at its current campus in RTP to accommodate this expansion. read more
  • Record Visitor Spending in North Carolina Highlights Tourism Week
    5/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. - North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Anthony M. Copeland announced today that North Carolina tourism generated record visitor spending in 2016 with a total of $22.9 billion, a 4.3 percent increase from 2015. Additionally, tourism industry-supported employment topped 218,000 jobs to set another record for the state. read more

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