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09/14/2021

Thermo Fisher to Expand Operations in Pitt County with $154 Million Investment and 290 Jobs

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, will create 290 new jobs in Pitt County. The company will invest $154 million to expand its pharmaceutical manufacturing operations in Greenville. “Thermo Fisher’s exciting announcement underscores North Carolina’s global reputation as a prime location for life sciences companies to operate,” said Governor Cooper. “With…
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09/10/2021

EDPNC Wins Major Communication Awards at 2021 SEDC Annual Conference

Economic Development Partnership of NC received the top honor for a communications piece at the SEDC Communication Awards Ceremony. The awards ceremony was held during the 2021 Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) Annual Conference, August 16-17, 2021, in Tampa, Florida. “These annual Communication Awards recognize and showcase the leading communication and marketing work done by…
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08/10/2021

Nature’s Value to Make $19 Million Investment in Winston-Salem

Nature’s Value Inc., a global contract vitamin and dietary supplements manufacturer, will create more than 183 new jobs in Forsyth County. The company will be expanding its manufacturing operations to Winston-Salem with an investment exceeding $19 million. “More and more manufacturers are making a home in North Carolina,” said Governor Cooper. “Forsyth County’s rich manufacturing…
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EDPNC
08/04/2021

Steffes to Create 130 New Jobs in Cleveland County

Steffes, LLC, a steel fabrication company, will create 130 new jobs in Cleveland County. The company will invest $20.9 million to locate a new manufacturing facility in the City of Shelby. “We are excited to welcome Steffes to North Carolina,” said Governor Cooper. “We know that when companies are ready to expand, they choose our…
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EDPNC
08/03/2021

Amgen To Create 355 Jobs at New Biomanufacturing Facility in Wake County

Amgen Inc., the pioneering biotechnology company, will build a new biologics manufacturing operation in Holly Springs, creating 355 jobs. The company intends to invest $550 million in Wake County. “World-class companies like Amgen are very selective when they evaluate business locations and they only choose places that provide the best support for their operations,” said…
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07/28/2021

Workshop to Show Small Businesses How TikTok Can Attract Customers

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) is teaming up with TikTok to host a virtual “Small Biz Block Party” for North Carolina small businesses interested in learning how to use the popular video-sharing platform to attract more customers and grow revenue. The free interactive workshop will be held Aug. 19 from 1 p.m….
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EDPNC
07/27/2021

Business Facilities Magazine Ranks NC No. 2 for Business Climate, No. 4 for Tech Talent

North Carolina boasts the No. 2 best business climate in the nation and ranks as the fourth-best state for tech talent pipeline, according to Business Facilities magazine. North Carolina rose from fifth last year in the best business climate component of Business Facilities’ annual rankings released today. The recognition comes on the heels of North…
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EDPNC
07/27/2021

POLYWOOD Will Expand in Person County with 300 New Jobs

POLYWOOD, a manufacturer of outdoor furniture made from recycled plastics, will expand its operations in Person County to create 300 jobs over five years. The company will invest $61.6 million to build additional capacity at its manufacturing and distribution center in Roxboro. “Innovative companies like POLYWOOD thrive in rural North Carolina,” said Governor Cooper. “This…
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07/27/2021

Smart Wires Selects Durham for Global HQ and Research Facility

Smart Wires Inc., a global power technology company working to advance the delivery of affordable, clean electricity around the world has selected Durham and the Research Triangle region as the site for its global headquarters, creating 250 jobs. The company will invest $21.5 million over five years to establish a corporate headquarters and research and…
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07/27/2021

Red Bull and Rauch to Build a Multimillion Dollar Beverage Manufacturing Hub in Cabarrus County

Red Bull and filling company Rauch will partner to build a new beverage manufacturing, filling and distribution center in Cabarrus County, creating more than 400 new jobs. The combined project will invest more than $740 million in the City of Concord by 2027. “Global manufacturers need a world-class workforce to support their expansion plans,” said…
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EDPNC
07/13/2021

CNBC Ranks North Carolina No. 2 on “America’s Top States for Business”

North Carolina has jumped one spot to No. 2 on CNBC’s “America’s Top States for Business,” its best performance in the annual ranking since it was introduced in 2007. The CNBC study, released today, puts all 50 states to the test, grading them on more than 85 different metrics in 10 key categories of competitiveness….
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07/08/2021

EDPNC Expands Scope of Trade Offices Serving NC Exporters

For Immediate Release RALEIGH, N.C. ― The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) has expanded the scope of the state’s international trade offices in order to help North Carolina exporters take advantage of emerging market opportunities. “With these changes, we’ll continue helping North Carolina businesses succeed in the state’s strongest international markets while better supporting exporters…
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