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Fortune 100 Honeywell Selects Charlotte for New Headquarters

Monday, Dec 3, 2018

Honeywell, a Fortune 100 company providing software-oriented solutions for many of the world’s most complex industries, will locate its headquarters in Mecklenburg County, creating 750 by the end of 2024, including 150 that are currently based in New Jersey.

Commerce Issues 2019 Economic Development Tier Rankings

Friday, Nov 30, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Commerce released the county tier designations for 2019 today.  The designations, which are mandated by state law, play a role in several programs that assist in economic development.

North Carolina’s October County and Area Employment Figures Released

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in October. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 6.6 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 2.6 percent. All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate increases.

Food Manufacturer Expanding in Halifax County

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018

Reser’s Fine Foods will expand its current operations in Halifax County, creating 79 jobs over the next 5 years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $3.2 million in Halifax with the project.

Manufacturer Chooses Halifax County for New Facility

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018

JBB Packaging, LLC, a plastic packaging manufacturer, will open a new plastic film manufacturing facility in Halifax County, creating 50 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $11 million in Weldon with the project.

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