Press Releases

North Carolina’s January County and Area Employment Figures Released

Friday, Mar 19, 2021

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 62 of North Carolina’s counties in January, increased in 25, and remained unchanged in 13. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 11.4 percent while Orange County had the lowest at 4.3 percent.

Downtown Revitalization Conference Pivots to Virtual Format

Wednesday, Mar 3, 2021

North Carolina community and economic development leaders will convene virtually for the 2021 North Carolina Main Street Conference, March 9-11. Organized by the North Carolina Department of Commerce and its N.C.

North Carolina Coronavirus Grants Awarded to 34 Communities

Thursday, Feb 18, 2021

Nearly $27 million in grants has been awarded to 34 municipal and county governments in North Carolina in response to the adverse economic and public health impacts of COVID-19, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

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