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08/05/2020

EDPNC Supports Exporters Shifting to Virtual Trade Shows During COVID-19

RALEIGH ― The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina now has substantial grant resources to help small businesses exhibit in virtual international trade shows at a time when COVID-19 has shut down in-person events and caused many countries to restrict U.S. travelers. “Trade events remain essential to generating new sales leads in markets around the…
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07/07/2020

NC Exporters to Meet with Trade Offices Around the World

North Carolina businesses needing help in choosing the best global markets for their products can sign up now for virtual consultations with any of the state’s internationally located trade offices. “Our trade representatives can assess your product and help craft a market-entry or expansion strategy for their region of the world, connect you to the…
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07/01/2020

Centene Bringing $1B Tech Hub and 3,237 Jobs to Charlotte

Centene Corporation, a Fortune 50 provider of managed care services for public and private health plans, will create an East Coast regional headquarters and technology hub in Charlotte. This move will bring 3,237 new jobs to North Carolina and an investment of $1,034,900,790 by 2032. Centene’s 3,237-job commitment makes the company’s new Mecklenburg County campus…
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06/30/2020

Duke Energy Foundation Invests $200,000 in EDPNC

The Duke Energy Foundation has invested $200,000 to support the work of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina in 2020, a year when both organizations are prioritizing helping the state recover from COVID-19. “Duke Energy’s investment in our work couldn’t be more timely, more needed, or more appreciated,” said Christopher Chung, chief executive officer…
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06/11/2020

EDPNC Seeks Proposals for Trade Promotion

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina’s Global Business Services Division is soliciting proposals from experienced entities for the planning and execution of its trade promotion program in Mexico. Mexico Trade Representative RFP 2020 The closing date for receipt of responses to this RFP is Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Savings…
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06/11/2020

North Carolina Immediate Employment Opportunities

NCWorks COVID-19 Jobs Information Hub Employers who have immediate demand-driven job openings in the wake of COVID-19 can post their opportunities via a link on the NCWorks COVID-19 Jobs Information hub. Job seekers can find those job postings via the site. NCWorks is North Carolina’s workforce system. Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes,…
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06/09/2020

Beverage Co-Packing Company to Add 231 Jobs in Cabarrus County

Prime Beverage Group, a new contract beverage manufacturer, will create 231 new jobs in Cabarrus County. The company will invest $68 million to establish its first manufacturing facility in Kannapolis. “North Carolina is the ideal location to create new products and serve new markets,” said Governor Cooper. “Prime Beverage Group’s first manufacturing facility in our…
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06/09/2020

Grifols Therapeutics Brings 300 New Jobs to Johnston County

Grifols Therapeutics, the global healthcare company, will expand its North Carolina operations with a new $351.6 million capital investment, creating 300 jobs. The company will construct a specialized blood plasma facility and logistics center at its Clayton campus in Johnston County. “Companies like Grifols continue to choose expansion in North Carolina because our workforce can…
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06/02/2020

Cancer Detection Firm GRAIL Locating $100M Lab, 398 Jobs in RTP

GRAIL, an innovative health care company developing a blood test that detects more than 50 cancers with a single draw, will over time invest $100 million and create 398 new jobs in Durham. The project will bring a new state-of-the-art laboratory facility with office and warehouse space to North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park. “This expansion…
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05/21/2020

Webinars Will Help Exporters Navigate Global Trade Landscape

It’s more important than ever for North Carolina exporters to remain educated on the latest information about a global trade landscape being shaped this year by everything from a pandemic to newly launched trade agreements. To help them, the EDPNC is launching a weekly webinar series in May. “With in-person events being canceled because of…
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05/20/2020

Supporting a Durham Manufacturer’s Quick Pivot to PPE

When Bright View Technologies in Durham decided in March to make face shields for medical workers and others during COVID-19, the manufacturer of highly engineered optical components had no problem with access to ultra-clear plastic. But the company needed help connecting to its first buyer ― the state of North Carolina. In March, face shields…
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05/14/2020

World Trade Month: Restating Our Commitment to NC Exporters

For decades, government agencies and trade-support organizations across the U.S. have celebrated World Trade Month in May. But May 2020 is like no other, as the world just begins a long road to recovery from the unprecedented health and economic impacts of a global pandemic, including forecasts for declines in global trade. During this month…
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