Welcome to the N.C. Department of Commerce News Center.  You'll find the latest information on community and economic development in our state right here, plus resources for journalists covering our agency

Media Contacts

If you are a journalist or other media professional needing additional information, contact:

David Rhoades
Communications Director
(919) 814-4611 | drhoades@nccommerce.com

Patrice Bethea
Deputy Communications Director
(919) 814-4612 | patrice.bethea@nccommerce.com

Also, anyone may submit a formal request to see public records from the agency by contacting the Communications team.

Featured News

Clean Energy Workforce Report

Commerce has published a new assessment of the state's workforce with regard to the clean energy and clean technology industries.

Economic Development Strategic Plan

We are developing a new road map to guide state and local leaders in N.C., with help from the UNC School of Government.

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2021 County Tiers

22 counties changed tier designations in 2021.

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