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Expansion of Firearms Manufacturer Brings 60 New Jobs

Monday, Dec 7, 2020

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc., a leading U.S. designer and manufacturer of commercial and sporting firearms, will grow its North Carolina workforce with an expansion at its Rockingham County production facility, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

North Carolina’s October County and Area Employment Figures Released

Thursday, Dec 3, 2020

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in October. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 10.5 percent while Watauga County had the lowest at 4.1 percent. All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases.

Commerce Issues 2021 Economic Development Tier Rankings

Monday, Nov 30, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Commerce released the county tier designations for 2021 today.  The designations, which are mandated by state law, play a role in several programs that assist in economic development.

The Clorox Company to Create 158 High-Paying Jobs in Durham

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020

The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX), a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products, will create 158 new jobs in Durham County, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

North Carolina’s October Employment Figures Released

Friday, Nov 20, 2020

The state’s seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate was 6.3 percent, decreasing 0.9 of a percentage point from September’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 1.0 percentage point to 6.9 percent.

Wood Products Company Selects Scotland County for Production Facility

Monday, Nov 9, 2020

American Wood Fibers, Inc., a specialty forest products supplier, has selected Scotland County for a new manufacturing site and will create 51 jobs.  The company will invest $19.5 million to add new capabilities to a facility previous operated by Nature’s Earth Pellets in Laurinburg.

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