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EDPNC
06/16/2022

RURAL COMMUNITIES AWARDED AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN TRANSFORMATION GRANTS TO BOOST LOCAL ECONOMIES

Governor Roy Cooper announced that 30 local governments in rural areas across the state have been awarded grants from the Rural Transformation Grant Fund, a new source of support for rural economic development projects in North Carolina funded by the federal American Rescue Plan. A total of $20.1 million will be issued in this first…
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EDPNC
06/16/2022

RESIDENTIAL CABINET MANUFACTURER SELECTS DUPLIN COUNTY FOR NEW OPERATION

Cabinet manufacturer Design Mode Cabinetry will create 139 new jobs in Duplin County, investing more than $13 million to establish a manufacturing facility in the Town of Warsaw. “Design Mode is another great win for eastern North Carolina,” said Governor Cooper. “Having the largest manufacturing workforce in the Southeast coupled with our premier quality of…
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EDPNC
06/06/2022

LOTUS BAKERIES TO INVEST $84 MILLION AND ADD 62 JOBS FOR A SECOND EXPANSION IN MEBANE

Snack food company, Lotus Bakeries, will create 62 new jobs in Alamance County. In a second expansion in a year, the company will invest more than $84 million to add a new production facility at its Mebane location. “The decision of Lotus Bakeries once again to expand operations in Alamance County shows that when businesses…
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EDPNC
06/03/2022

NORTH CAROLINA WINS INAUGURAL PLATINUM SHOVEL AWARD FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

North Carolina is one of two states that has received Area Development magazine’s inaugural 2022 Platinum Shovel award which recognizes states that went beyond the gold standard for investment and job creation. Tennessee is the second state receiving the honor. The Platinum Shovel award is part of Area Development’s annual celebration of economic development, which also includes the Gold…
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EDPNC
06/03/2022

GLOBAL CHEMICAL MANUFACTURER DYMAX WILL CREATE 227 JOBS IN UNION COUNTY

Dymax Corporation, a global chemical and plastics manufacturer, will open a new manufacturing center and create 227 jobs in Union County. The company will invest $46.7 million in the City of Monroe. “Manufacturers like Dymax chose North Carolina and Union County because we are doing the right things to help them and their employees be successful,”…
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EDPNC
06/02/2022

FOOD COMPANY TO INVEST $4 MILLION IN OXFORD

D’Artagnan, Inc., a specialty food company distributor, will create 23 new jobs in Granville County. The company will invest more than $4 million to locate a warehouse and distribution facility in the City of Oxford. “We are glad to welcome D’Artagnan to Granville County and North Carolina,” said Governor Cooper. “Our East Coast location and…
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EDPNC
05/26/2022

EDPNC CEO Christopher Chung Named to Federal Innovation and Entrepreneurship Council

Christopher Chung, CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). Chung was appointed by United States Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo and will serve a two-year term beginning June 1, 2022. He is joined by 31 leaders from across the…
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EDPNC
05/25/2022

Food Manufacturer to Invest $42 million to Build Manufacturing Facility in Gaston County

Hans Kissle Company, a fresh foods manufacturer, announced it will build its new manufacturing facility in Gaston County, investing $42.2 million and creating 219 jobs. The facility will be located at the Apple Creek Corporate Center in Gastonia, North Carolina. “North Carolina is a great place for a company like Hans Kissle to grow and…
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EDPNC
05/10/2022

Packaging Manufacturer to Add 150 Jobs and $27M Investment in Cabarrus County

Max Solutions, Inc., a specialty packaging manufacturer, will create 150 new jobs in Cabarrus County. The company will invest more than $27 million to build a manufacturing facility in the City of Concord. “North Carolina’s reputation for manufacturing continues to attract entrepreneurs across all industries and Cabarrus County is the perfect spot,” said Governor Cooper….
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EDPNC
05/06/2022

EUROPEAN PLASTICS MANUFACTURER TO INVEST $47 MILLION TO BUILD U.S. MANUFACTURING PLANT IN GASTON COUNTY

Premix Group, a plastics manufacturer, will create more than 30 new jobs in Gaston County. The company will invest $47 million to locate its first U.S. manufacturing facility in North Carolina. “We are delighted to welcome Premix to North Carolina, where we have the largest manufacturing workforce in the southeastern United States,” said Secretary Sanders….
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EDPNC
05/05/2022

GOVERNOR COOPER ANNOUNCES 105 NEW JOBS AS MANUFACTURER SELECTS ROBESON COUNTY

Atlantic Building Components & Services, Inc., a manufacturer of wood trusses and building components for the construction industry, will locate a new manufacturing facility in Robeson County, creating 105 jobs. The company will invest $6 million in Fairmont. “North Carolina’s rural communities like Robeson County offer many attractive features for modern manufacturers,” said Governor Cooper….
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05/05/2022

North Carolina Wins Award for Economic Development Achievements for Second Year in a Row

For the second year in a row, North Carolina is the winner of Site Selection magazine’s 2022 Prosperity Cup, an annual award given to state-level organizations with the most successful economic development and business development projects in their state for the previous year. This year’s award is shared by the Economic Development Partnership of North…
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