Press Releases

Chicken Coop Company to Invest $2 Million in Butner

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Carolina Coops, a custom chicken coop manufacturer, will create 147 new jobs over three years in Granville County, and up to 500 by 2026, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $2.1 million to locate a production facility in Butner.

Building Supplier to Add 235 New Jobs in Iredell County

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

JELD-WEN Holding, Inc., [NYSE: JELD] the global manufacturer of windows and doors, will create 235 jobs in Iredell County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $7.9 million in Statesville to establish a new production facility for VPI Quality Windows.

North Carolina’s March County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in March. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 8.9 percent while Orange County had the lowest at 3.2 percent. All fifteen of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases.

Governor Cooper Announces Apple Will Create 3,000 Jobs in Wake County

Monday, Apr 26, 2021

Apple has selected North Carolina’s Research Triangle region as the location for its newest research and development campus and will create 3,000 jobs in Wake County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Apple plans to invest more than $1 billion in the state by 2032.

North Carolina’s March Employment Figures Released

Friday, Apr 16, 2021

The state’s seasonally adjusted March unemployment rate was 5.2 percent, decreasing 0.5 of a percentage point from February’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 6.0 percent.

N.C. Commerce Launches the NC Main to Main Trail to Encourage Tourism

Friday, Apr 16, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Commerce Main Street & Rural Planning Center recently announced the launch of the NC Main to Main Trail, a tourism-based economic development initiative that leverages North Carolina’s regional, cultural and natural assets for prosperity in Main Street communi

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