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North Carolina’s January County and Area Employment Figures Released

Friday, Mar 19, 2021

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 62 of North Carolina’s counties in January, increased in 25, and remained unchanged in 13. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 11.4 percent while Orange County had the lowest at 4.3 percent.

Downtown Revitalization Conference Pivots to Virtual Format

Wednesday, Mar 3, 2021

North Carolina community and economic development leaders will convene virtually for the 2021 North Carolina Main Street Conference, March 9-11. Organized by the North Carolina Department of Commerce and its N.C.

Forklift Manufacturer to Expand in Kinston

Thursday, Feb 18, 2021

Crown Equipment Corporation, a global lift truck manufacturer, expects to create more than 130 new jobs in Lenoir County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company is planning to invest up to $13 million to expand its manufacturing operations in Kinston.

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