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

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Secretary Sanders Joins Commerce

Governor Cooper appointed Machelle Sanders as our Secretary on February 12, 2021.

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2021 County Tiers

22 counties changed tier designations in 2021.

Offshore Wind Supply Chain

A new report details N.C.'s potential to attract significant investment and jobs related to offshore wind energy.

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