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2019 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

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Stories of Impact

Teamwork Wins Auto Parts Forging Plant
BHARAT FORGE AMERICA | LEE COUNTY

Bharat Forge is leading the advanced manufacturing community in India. Its new U.S. foothold? Right here in North Carolina. Many Southeastern states hotly pursued the company’s planned $170 million aluminum forging and machining operation — but North Carolina’s engineering talent, site development acumen, and boots-on-the-ground approach to foreign investment won the project creating 460 new jobs.

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A Campus Creating 400 New Jobs
GREENHECK GROUP | CLEVELAND COUNTY

A strong talent pipeline. Access to East Coast customers. Acreage to grow. And the support of local officials. A manufacturer of industrial and commercial ventilation systems, Greenheck Group had a long list of requirements for its next expansion. EDPNC helped ensure that Shelby, N.C., checked all the boxes.

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A Startup Grows Globally
LATITUDE AERO | GUILFORD COUNTY

When Kelvin Boyette started his aircraft seat cleaning and repair business five years ago, he soon realized he needed to connect to small international carriers and regional airlines around the world to reach his full potential. Thanks to EDPNC, he’s been able to engage with prospects, connect with funding and exhibit at international trade shows to reach new heights of global success.

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Open In Rocky Mount
LAREMA COFFEE HOUSE | EDGECOMBE COUNTY

Kevin McLaughlin had long dreamed of opening a community-driven coffee house. EDPNC’s small business consultants helped make it happen. With a little permitting help and a lot of elbow grease, Larema Coffee House is now open for beer, business, live music and, of course, exceptional coffee.

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VISIT NC’S MOST SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN

Firsts That Last | Tourism Advertising

First-time visitors. New experiences. And memories to last a lifetime. 2019 saw the continuation of Visit NC’s award-winning tourism series “Firsts That Last.” The TV, print and digital campaign features first-time visitors’ joy and wonder upon traveling to the state.

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