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North Carolina Receives Federal Grant to Increase Small Business Exports
Friday, September 15, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina has received a $749,225 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to support an extension of the STEP export program that helps North Carolina’s small businesses. read more ...

North Carolina’s August Employment Figures Released
Friday, September 15, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. — The state’s seasonally adjusted August unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, remaining unchanged from July’s revised rate. The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.4 percent. read more ...

Napoleon Wallace Named Deputy Secretary of Commerce
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland has appointed Napoleon Wallace, a finance and community economic development executive, as the department’s Deputy Secretary to oversee the Divisions of Workforce Solutions and Rural Economic Development. Wallace had previously been serving as the Assistant Secretary for the rural division.
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Governor Cooper Announces 31 New Jobs as LS Tractor USA Expands in Nash County
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. - Agriculture equipment distributor LS Tractor USA will expand operations in Nash County, creating 31 jobs over five years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $11.5 million to add employees and upgrade offices and facilities in Battleboro. read more ...

Early Stage Tech Companies to Get Seed Funds to Spur Growth
Monday, August 21, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. - A total of 32 small, technology-oriented companies across 18 North Carolina communities will get $1.9 million to help them grow and provide good jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. These are the latest round of grants from the state’s One North Carolina Small Business program, an important source of capital that helps early-stage technology companies bridge the challenging period between initial development of a new technology and the point where sales revenue from a new product is generated. read more ...

Rural Communities Receive State Grants Attracting 429 New Jobs and $367 Million in Private Investmen
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 22 grant requests totaling $15,802,945, N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 429 new jobs. Secretary Copeland previously announced an additional 368 new jobs associated with these grants. The public investment in these projects is attracting $367 million in private investment.  read more ...

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