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Announcement Archive

The following announcements have appeared on the home page. The last 20 announcement have been archived below.


  • North Carolina’s February Employment Figures Released
    3/24/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. — The state’s seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate was 5.1 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from January’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.7 percent. read more
  • Governor Cooper Announces New Jobs in McDowell County
    3/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Marion, N.C. - Two employers plan to create 118 new jobs in McDowell County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Baxter International and Taylor Stave both celebrated the expansions at an event in McDowell County on March 21. read more
  • 2016 NC Main Street Award Winners Announced
    3/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Shelby, N.C. – Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland and Executive Director of Economic Development Susan Fleetwood presented awards last evening to 15 North Carolina Main Street program participants. The awards recognize excellence in downtown revitalization.. read more
  • N.C. Main Street Champions Honored
    3/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Shelby, N.C. – Main Street Champions, individuals who work and advocate for downtown revitalization across the state were recognized for their commitment this morning at an awards ceremony breakfast in Shelby. Thirty-six individuals received honors for their contributions in 2016. read more
  • North Carolina’s January Employment Figures Released
    3/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. — The state’s seasonally adjusted January unemployment rate was 5.3 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from December’s revised rate. The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.8 percent. read more
  • $6.6 Million To Support Rural Communities Approved
    2/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 27 grant requests totaling $6,590,235, North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today.  The requests include commitments to create a total of 278 new jobs.  352 new jobs associated with these grants have been previously announced. read more
  • North Carolina’s Leadership at Stake as the ‘Data Economy’ Rises
    2/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Raleigh, N.C. – Closer collaboration, proactive branding, and a greater focus on data science education and talent development will propel North Carolina to the top of the emerging data economy, according to a new report published today by the North Carolina Board of Science, Technology & Innovation (BSTI).  Leadership in the data economy is becoming increasingly critical as more and more economic value is based on the ability to successfully collect and manipulate data for insight and profit. read more

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