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01/05/2021

Magazine Ranks North Carolina 2020 State of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina has been named 2020 State of the Year by Business Facilities magazine, a title that recognizes the state’s success in winning projects that create capital investment and new jobs. Business Facilities, a national publication serving corporate site selectors and economic development professionals, announced the recognition today. This…
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12/17/2020

EDPNC Wraps Up Roundtables on Support for Resilient Businesses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RALEIGH, N.C. – The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) on Thursday, Dec. 17, completed a four-week series of eight regional roundtables held virtually across the state and focused on the challenges and opportunities businesses and economic developers face in each region. Series panels included 16 business leaders, four local chamber…
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12/11/2020

Arrival Establishes North American Headquarters in Charlotte

Arrival, a company creating electric vehicles (“EVs”) with its game-changing technologies, is establishing its North American headquarters in Charlotte, adding around 150 new employees and investing approximately $3 million toward the company’s new offices on South Tryon Street in South End. Founded in 2015 and headquartered in London, UK, Arrival has developed a new method…
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12/10/2020

Thermo Fisher to Add 500 Jobs, Invest $500M in Greenville

Thermo Fisher Scientific, a global life science services company with major operations in North Carolina, will add 500 new jobs in Greenville over the next two years as it expands its sterile drug product development and commercial manufacturing of critical medicines, therapies and vaccines. The investment, approximately $500 million, will include a new, stand-alone, 130,000-square-foot…
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12/08/2020

Grover Gaming’s Expansion Brings 200 New Jobs to Greenville

Grover Gaming Inc., a software development and design company with offices and distribution facilities in seven U.S. states will expand its Greenville headquarters, adding 200 positions to its existing North Carolina workforce. The company will invest $12.5 million in its operations in Pitt County during the coming four years. “This homegrown North Carolina software enterprise…
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12/08/2020

North Carolina Rises to Top 10 Best Business Tax Climate

North Carolina now ranks among the Top 10 most competitive business tax climates in the nation and is the only Southeast U.S. state other than Florida to make the list of tip-top leaders, according to the latest ranking from the Tax Foundation. North Carolina comes in at No. 10 in the 2021 State Business Tax…
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12/07/2020

Businesses Share Stories of Resilience at EDPNC Roundtables

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RALEIGH, N.C. – The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) recently wrapped up its fourth in a series of eight regional roundtables being held virtually across the state in November and December. They have included local industry leaders, each telling a different story of the pandemic’s impact on business in 2020,…
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12/07/2020

EDPNC Hosts Statewide Roundtable Series on NC COVID-19 Recovery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RALEIGH, N.C. – On Tuesday, November 24, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC), together with local chambers, economic development organizations and business owners, kicks off a series of eight regional roundtable events that will provide insight into the unique challenges and opportunities NC businesses have faced in light of the…
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11/19/2020

EDPNC Launches “Onward as One” Marketing Campaign

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina is reaching out to businesses and community leaders across the state through a new marketing campaign emphasizing the free services the EDPNC offers that can help businesses survive the pandemic and thrive beyond it. “Onward as One,” an integrated advertising and public relations campaign running through the end…
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11/02/2020

Site Selection Ranks North Carolina as Top State Business Climate for 2020

North Carolina ranks as the nation’s top state business climate in 2020 in a two-way tie with Georgia, according to Site Selection magazine. North Carolina held the No. 2 spot in the magazine’s annual business climates study for five straight years before rising to the top spot this year. North Carolina enjoyed a six-year run…
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10/29/2020

BioAgilytix Chooses Durham for 878 Jobs Expansion

BioAgilytix Labs, LLC, a leading life science testing company, will create 878 jobs and invest $61.5 million in Durham. The project marks a major expansion of the contract research organization’s operations in North Carolina’s Research Triangle region. “North Carolina is a world-class location for companies that lead in research and development to treat and prevent…
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10/22/2020

Pratt & Whitney Selects North Carolina for 800 Job Expansion

Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies Corp. plans to invest approximately $650 million and create 800 jobs through 2027 in Asheville. The project will bring a new high-tech turbine airfoil production facility to Buncombe County. “We are positioning North Carolina to come out of this pandemic with these and other good-paying jobs which…
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