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North Carolina’s August Employment Figures Released
Friday, September 21, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. - The state’s seasonally adjusted August unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from July’s revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged at 3.9 percent read more ...

Governor Cooper Announces 626 New Jobs in Forsyth County
Thursday, September 06, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. - National General Insurance, a property and casualty insurance company, plans to expand its operations in Winston-Salem to create 626 jobs over five years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company, and a subsidiary of National General Holdings Corp., plans to invest $12.2 million in North Carolina by the end of 2022. read more ...

Governor Cooper Announces Up To 1,000 New Jobs in Guilford County
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Greensboro, N.C. - Publix Super Markets, Inc. will build a refrigerated distribution center in Guilford County by the end of 2022 as part of a multiphase project and has plans to create up to 1,000 jobs by 2025, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company is expected to invest up to $300 million in the first phase of the project.  read more ...

Japanese Company Serving the Automotive Industry to Create 109 Jobs in Lee County
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. - Dowa Thermotech Co. Ltd., a global provider of industrial furnaces and heat protection treatments, will open a new facility in Lee County, creating 109 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $22.5 million in Sanford with plans to serve clients in the automotive and industrial machinery supply chains read more ...

Governor Cooper Announces 208 New Jobs in Cumberland County
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. - Booz Allen Hamilton (, a management and technology consulting firm, will expand its current operations in Cumberland County, creating 208 new jobs over five years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company expects to invest more than $5 million in the project by the end of 2020.


Rural Communities Receive State Grants Attracting 73 New Jobs and More than $32 Million in Private I
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved seven grant requests totaling $1,296,030, N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 153 jobs, 80 of which were previously announced. The public investment in these projects will attract just over $32.7 million in private investment. 

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Record Visitor Spending Reflected in all North Carolina Counties in 2017
Thursday, August 23, 2018
RALEIGH, N.C. — Record visitor spending in 2017 was reflected with visitor spending increases in all 100 counties, N.C. Secretary of Commerce Anthony M. Copeland announced today. Visitor spending reached nearly $5.4 billion in Mecklenburg, $2.3 billion in Wake, $1.4 billion in Guilford and $1.1 in Buncombe and Dare counties. Rounding out the top 10 counties for visitor spending were Forsyth ($898 million), Durham ($814 million), New Hanover ($578 million), Brunswick ($563 million) and Cumberland ($542 million). read more ...

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