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North Carolina’s October County and Area Employment Figures Released
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 44 of North Carolina’s counties in October, decreased in 22, and remained unchanged in 34.  The October not seasonally adjusted statewide rate was 4.9 percent. read more ...


Snyder's-Lance to Add 100 Jobs in Mecklenburg County
Monday, November 28, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) today announced a 100-job expansion by Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. in Mecklenburg County. The company will invest $38 million over the coming three years at its Charlotte headquarters and production facility. read more ...


Elkamet Expansion Brings 25 Jobs to Henderson County
Friday, November 18, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) today announced that Elkamet Inc. will expand its manufacturing site in Henderson County. The company intends to add 25 workers at its East Flat Rock facility over the coming three years, investing $6.5 million. read more ...


North Carolina’s October Employment Figures Released
Friday, November 18, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — The state’s seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate was 4.9 percent, increasing 0.2 of a percentage point from September’s revised rate. read more ...


One North Carolina Small Business Grants Go to 29 Companies
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory and Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III announced today that $1.7 million from the One North Carolina Small Business Program has been awarded to 29 small companies across 13 North Carolina communities. The companies will use the funds to develop new products, hire additional employees, and purchase equipment and materials. read more ...


North Carolina Tops Forbes List of Best States for Business
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. - For the second consecutive year, North Carolina is the nation’s No. 2 best state for business according to Forbes magazine. Forbes' annual “Best States for Business” list measures which states have the best business climates and are poised to succeed going forward. North Carolina is the only state in the southeast to be ranked in the top five. read more ...


Employer-Led Career Plans Certified by NCWorks Commission
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. – The NCWorks Commission has approved and endorsed seven regional plans to help people prepare and train for work. read more ...


Commerce Invests More in Apprenticeships through Federal Grant
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. – More North Carolina students will learn about how to train for an industry and get an education, thanks to a major new investment by the state to increase awareness of apprenticeships. read more ...


Norafin Americas Selects Henderson County for First U.S. Manufacturing Facility, Creating 46 Jobs
Monday, November 07, 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 Norafin Americas, Inc. will establish a manufacturing plant in Henderson County, which will create 46 new jobs during the next three years. The German nonwoven textile maker will invest $16 million at a location in Mills River for its first production facility outside of Germany. read more ...


Governor McCrory Announces Manager for Venture Capital Multiplier Fund
Monday, November 07, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. - In a huge step forward for Governor Pat McCrory’s Innovation to Jobs (I2J) initiative, the state has selected Hatteras Venture Partners to manage the state’s $60 million Venture Capital Multiplier Fund. read more ...


Governor McCrory Announces Lotus Bakeries to Create 60 New Jobs in Alamance County
Friday, November 04, 2016
Raleigh, 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 Lotus Bakeries will create 60 new jobs by December 31, 2020 as it opens its first U.S manufacturing operation in Alamance County. read more ...


Governor McCrory Announces JELD-WEN to Expand in Charlotte, Creating 200 New Jobs
Friday, November 04, 2016
Charlotte, 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 JELD-WEN anticipates it will add 200 jobs at its headquarters operations in Mecklenburg County. read more ...


Disaster Recovery Help Now Available for Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Matthew
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. – Business owners impacted by Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina can easily access a growing number of resources designed to mitigate losses and speed recovery from one of the state’s largest natural disasters.  read more ...


LendingTree in Mecklenburg County Doubling in Size with 314-Job Expansion
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Charlotte, N.C. –Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that LendingTree LLC will launch a major expansion at its Mecklenburg County headquarters, creating 314 jobs over five years to double in size. read more ...


North Carolina’s September County and Area Employment Figures Released
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. - Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 95 of North Carolina’s counties in September, increased in two, and remained unchanged in three.    read more ...


Governor McCrory Announces 100-Job Expansion at K-FLEX USA
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Youngsville, 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 K-FLEX USA plans to nearly double in size with the expansion of its manufacturing operations in Franklin County. read more ...

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