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12/07/2021

Toyota’s $1.29 Billion Electric Vehicle Battery Plant to Create 1,750 Jobs in North Carolina

Project is testament to state’s growing clean energy economy and leading position in lithium mining, processing and research   RALEIGH, N.C. – DEC. 7, 2021 – Toyota Motor North America announced plans to build a $1.29 billion electric vehicle (EV) battery production facility at the 1,825-acre Greensboro-Randolph Megasite, a KPMG-certified, shovel-ready site featuring the ideal…
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12/06/2021

Toyota to Build First North American Battery Plant in NC

Toyota will build its first North American battery manufacturing plant for a new generation of vehicles in North Carolina, creating at least 1,750 jobs. Toyota will invest $1.29 billion at the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite, strengthening North Carolina’s position as a leader in the nation’s growing, clean energy economy. “It’s tremendous that Toyota has selected North Carolina…
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11/23/2021

MasterBrand Cabinets to Expand in Lenoir County Adding More Than 450 New Jobs

MasterBrand Cabinets, one of the largest cabinet manufacturers in North America, will expand its operations in Lenoir County to create more than 450 jobs over five years. The company will invest more than $13.5 million to expand production capacity at its manufacturing center in Kinston. “It’s great news any time good manufacturing jobs come to…
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11/01/2021

North Carolina Again Ranks as Site Selection’s Top State Business Climate

North Carolina ranks as the nation’s top state business climate in 2021, claiming the lead position for the second year in a row, according to Site Selection magazine. “We tied for the top ranking last year, so it’s great news to leap ahead and be recognized as the sole winner of this national recognition,” said…
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10/26/2021

Jaguar Gene Therapy Plans to Invest $125 Million and Create 200 New Jobs in Durham County

Jaguar Gene Therapy, LLC, an Illinois-based gene therapy company, will create 200 new jobs and invest more than $125 million to locate a GMP facility in Durham County. “North Carolina’s diverse life sciences presence continues to attract innovative biopharmaceutical companies,” said Governor Cooper. “Jaguar’s expansion into biomanufacturing in Research Triangle Park, together with its process…
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10/22/2021

Grants to Rural Communities Attract 417 New Jobs

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved 22 grant requests to local governments totaling $4,742,465. The requests include commitments to create a total of 663 jobs, 246 of which were previously announced. The public investment in these projects will attract more than $230.9 million in private investment. “When we strengthen rural communities, we…
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10/07/2021

Helping a Rural Manufacturer Meet Furniture Supply Chain Demands

In early 2021, Industrial Timber Inc.’s plant in rural Alexander County had a pressing need to expand production to meet skyrocketing demand for the ready-to-assemble wooden furniture frames it produces for the upholstered furniture industry. That was the topic of a meeting Kevin Wiley, president of the Charlotte-based company, had at his Hiddenite, N.C., plant…
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10/07/2021

$727K Grant to Help NC’s Small Businesses Tap Global Markets

For Immediate Release RALEIGH, N.C. ― North Carolina has received a $727,315 federal grant to help small businesses across the state grow by increasing their access to global markets. “Companies that export are 17% more profitable than those that don’t,” said John Loyack, vice president of global business services for the Economic Development Partnership of…
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09/28/2021

Software Company to Expand in New Hanover County with 104 New Jobs

Vantaca, a software-as-a-service provider, will add 104 new jobs in New Hanover County. The company will invest more than $4.9 million to expand its operations in Wilmington. “North Carolina is one of the fastest-growing technology hubs in the nation,” said Governor Cooper. “When combined with our reputation for financial technology, a talented workforce and premier…
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EDPNC
09/28/2021

Corning Optical Communications Will Create 200 Jobs through Catawba County Expansion

Corning Incorporated will invest $150 million to expand operations in Catawba County, creating 200 jobs in Hickory. “As we celebrate Manufacturing Week in our state, it’s exciting to see a global manufacturer like Corning expand yet again in a great rural county like Catawba,” said Governor Cooper. “Corning understands North Carolina’s strengths as a business…
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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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