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Commerce Issues 2020 Economic Development Tier Rankings

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Commerce released the county tier designations for 2020 today.  The designations, which are mandated by state law, play a role in several programs that assist in economic development.

Hose Manufacturer to Invest $7.9 Million in Pender County

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019

Polyhose Inc., an industrial hose manufacturer, will create 51 jobs in Pender County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $7.9 million to locate a warehouse and assembly plant along U.S.-421 in Pender County.

North Carolina’s October Employment Figures Released

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

The state’s seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate was 4.0 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from September’s revised rate. The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.6 percent.

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