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Boat Builder to Invest $12 Million in Beaufort County

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019

Pamlico Yachtworks, a boat manufacturer, will create 207 jobs in Beaufort County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $12 million to operate a manufacturing facility in Washington.

North Carolina’s September County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in September. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 6.2 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 2.6 percent. All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases.

Greenhouse Operation to Invest $21 Million in Henderson County

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019

BrightFarms, a packaged salads company, will create 54 jobs in Henderson County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $21 million to operate a hydroponic greenhouse in the Etowah community of Henderson County.

North Carolina’s September Employment Figures Released

Friday, Oct 18, 2019

The state’s seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from August’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.5 percent.

Textile Manufacturer to Invest $5 Million in Eden

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

Gildan Yarns, a yarn-spinning company, will create 85 jobs in Rockingham County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest approximately $5 million to revamp and operate a new yarn spinning mill in Eden.

Aerospace Company to Invest $2.7 Million in Butner

Friday, Oct 4, 2019

Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc., a global aerospace company, will create 126 new jobs in Granville County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The manufacturer will invest $2.7 million to expand their facility in Butner.

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