Press Releases

New NC Job Ready Grants Introduced to Support Workforce Training

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021

North Carolina will add a new type of targeted workforce training grant to the state’s economic development toolkit, Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders announced today.  Up to $1 million will be available to fund grants during the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

Industrial Company to Invest Nearly $21 Million in Shelby

Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021

Steffes, LLC, a steel fabrication company, will create 130 new jobs in Cleveland County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $20.9 million to locate a new manufacturing facility in the City of Shelby.

Power Technology Company Selects Durham for Global HQ and Research Facility

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021

Smart Wires Inc., a global power technology company working to advance the delivery of affordable, clean electricity around the world has selected Durham and the Research Triangle region as the site for its global headquarters, creating 250 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Glen Raven Selects Warren County for Major Expansion

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.

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