Press Releases

North Carolina’s July Employment Figures Released

Friday, Aug 16, 2019

The state’s seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, remaining unchanged from June’s revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged from June’s revised rate of 3.7 percent.

Record Visitor Spending Reflected in all NC Counties in 2018

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019

Record visitor spending in 2018 was reflected with visitor spending increases in all 100 counties, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The data comes from an annual study commissioned by Visit North Carolina, a unit of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.

Tire Distributor to Invest $2.7 million in Columbus County Expansion

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019

Black’s Tire Service, Inc, a tire distributor and service company will create 26 jobs as it expands its operations in Columbus County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $2.7 million to expand their current distribution center, located in Whiteville.

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