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Construction Industry Innovator Will Bring 205 Jobs to Alamance County
Monday, August 29, 2016
Mebane, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that Prescient will establish a 205-job operations center in Alamance County to serve its East Coast customer base. The integrated manufacturing and design technology company will invest more than $18.8 million at N.C. Commerce Park near Mebane. read more ...


Town of Troy Earns ‘Main Street Community’ Status
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. – The Town of Troy recently joined the ranks of ‘North Carolina Main Street Communities,’ a designation municipalities earn by demonstrating a series of commitments to restore economic vitality to historic downtown districts.  The designation was announced today by the North Carolina Main Street & Rural Planning Center, a unit of the North Carolina Department of Commerce. read more ...


North Carolina’s July Employment Figures Released
Friday, August 19, 2016

Raleigh, N.C. The state’s seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate was 4.7 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from June’s revised rate.  The national rate remained unchanged at 4.9 percent.

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Visitor Spending Rises Across North Carolina
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory and Department of Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III announced today that visitor spending has increased in all regions of North Carolina. New data from Visit North Carolina, a unit of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, shows that domestic visitor spending has increased in 91 of the state's 100 counties. read more ...


Governor McCrory Announces More Than $5.1 Million in Infrastructure Funding
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory announced today that the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 19 grant and loan requests totaling $5,153,475. The requests include commitments to create a total of 195 new jobs. read more ...


Visitor Spending Rises Across North Carolina
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory and Department of Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III announced today that visitor spending has increased in all regions of North Carolina. New data from Visit North Carolina, a unit of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, shows that domestic visitor spending has increased in 91 of the state's 100 counties. read more ...


Custom Package Company to Locate in Richmond County
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that Direct Pack, Inc. will locate a new East Coast facility in Richmond County, creating 94 jobs over the next five years. The company plans to invest $12.75 million in the City of Rockingham. read more ...


North Carolina’s Thriving Economy Featured Internationally in Newsweek Magazine
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. – The success story of North Carolina’s economy is in front of a world-wide audience, featured in a multi-page profile headlined North Carolina: Transformation Through Innovation in a recent issue of Newsweek magazine. Articles include interviews with Governor Pat McCror and N.C. Commerce Secretary John Skvarla. The articles highlight the number of net new jobs added since 2013, the dramatic turnaround in North Carolina’s unemployment rate, the lowering of individual and business income taxes, its innovative industries and the state’s competitive advantages over its neighboring states when it comes to job recruitment. read more ...


North Carolina’s June County and Area Employment Figures Released
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. - Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 96 of North Carolina’s counties in June and decreased in four.  The June not seasonally adjusted statewide rate was 5.2 percent. When compared to the same month last year, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in all 100 counties.  All 15 metro areas experienced rate decreases over the year. read more ...


U-Play Corporation Selects Wayne County for First U.S. Manufacturing Facility, Creating 88 Jobs
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina announced today that U-Play Corporation will establish a manufacturing plant in Wayne County, where it will create 88 new jobs during the next four years. The Chinese company will invest nearly $21.3 million at a location near the Town of Mount Olive in what will be U-Play’s first-ever U.S. location. read more ...

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