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EDPNC
12/09/2022

Rural Infrastructure Authority Approves 14 Grants to Rural Communities to Create 366 Jobs and Over $295M in Private Investment

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved 14 grant requests to local governments totaling $2,979,648. These grants are for projects that have committed to creating 366 new jobs and will attract more than $295 million in private investment. This month’s grants wrap up a record year for RIA investments, with more than $42 million already…
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EDPNC
12/08/2022

Cultivated Meat Manufacturer to Invest More Than $123M for New Facility in Wilson County, North Carolina

Believer Meats, an advanced food production company, announced it will create 100 new jobs in Wilson County and will invest more than $123 million in Wilson, North Carolina, to establish the company’s first major investment in the United States. Believer Meats is an advanced food production operation closely aligned with the biotech industry that will…
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EDPNC
12/06/2022

Governor Cooper Announces Alamance Foods Will Expand and Create 135 Jobs

Alamance Foods, Inc., a manufacturer of a variety of consumer food products, will invest $42 million to expand its North Carolina operations in Alamance County. The company will create 135 jobs in Burlington. “Today, companies have many locations to choose from when considering an expansion, but North Carolina’s competitive advantages always shine through,” said Governor…
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EDPNC
12/06/2022

Governor Cooper Announces 129 New Jobs as Japanese Housing and Wood Products Company Selects Randolph County

Sumitomo Forestry America, Inc., a comprehensive housing and wood products company will create 129 jobs in Randolph County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company, through a new wholly owned subsidiary, will establish a manufacturing facility and invest $19.5 million in Archdale. “Manufacturing companies find North Carolina’s rural communities offer them an ideal place to grow…
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EDPNC
12/05/2022

Building Products Company Selects Rocky Mount for $7.5 Million Expansion

Woodgrain, Inc., a building products company, will create 42 new jobs in Nash County, and will invest $7.5 million to expand its door-hanging operation in Rocky Mount. “It’s great that Rocky Mount is Woodgrain’s top choice for its expansion,” said Governor Cooper. “This decision is indicative of the company’s positive experience with our strong communities,…
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EDPNC
11/16/2022

German Ventilation Company Relocates North American Headquarters to Forsyth County with $100 Million Expansion

Ziehl-Abegg, Inc., a manufacturer of commercial ventilation systems, will create 189 new jobs in Forsyth County. The company says it will invest more than $100 million to expand its operations and relocate its North American headquarters to Winston-Salem. “I am delighted to congratulate Ziehl-Abegg on this expansion in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County,” said Governor Cooper….
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EDPNC
11/02/2022

Governor Cooper Announces $8.45 million in Workforce Development Grants to Local Communities

The North Carolina Department of Commerce has awarded 20 special grants to 11 local workforce development boards, totaling $8.45 million, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Boards will use the grants to help jobseekers and small businesses with training and other services in response to a tight labor market. These include programs for individuals who are…
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EDPNC
10/21/2022

Two More Projects Approved for N.C. Film & Entertainment Grants

The Department of Commerce has awarded two new television and film projects with North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grants to support productions in several locations around the state.  Combined, the projects are estimated to generate direct in-state spending of $30 million while creating more than 1,500 job opportunities in the state. “It’s pretty simple: film…
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EDPNC
10/21/2022

Rural Infrastructure Authority Approves 17 Grants to Rural Communities to Create 1,382 Jobs and Over $5B in Private Investment

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved 17 grant requests to local governments totaling $5,710,255. These grants are for projects that have committed to creating 1,382 jobs and will attract more than $5 billion in private investment. The Rural Infrastructure Authority is a 17-member board that awards Rural, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and Utility…
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EDPNC
10/18/2022

Food Processing Company Creates 440 New Jobs and Invests $85M to Expand to North Carolina

SO-PAK-CO, Inc., a food processor and packager, will create 440 new jobs in Scotland County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $85 million to build a state-of-the-art processing and packaging facility in the City of Laurinburg. “This announcement is great news for Scotland County and our state,” said Governor Cooper. “With our…
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EDPNC
10/18/2022

Textile Equipment Manufacturer to Establish Global Headquarters in Rowan County with $5 Million Investment

Fab-Con Machinery Development Corporation, a manufacturer of textile finishing equipment, will create 27 new jobs in Rowan County. The company will invest $5.3 million to relocate its headquarters and manufacturing operation to Salisbury. “Fab-Con Machinery’s decision to create a home in Rowan County validates our reputation as the best state to do business,” said Governor…
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EDPNC
10/18/2022

American Woodmark Adds 131 New Jobs in Richmond County Expansion

American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD), one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of cabinets, will expand its operations in Hamlet, North Carolina creating 131 jobs in Richmond County.   “Strong rural communities like Hamlet provide manufacturing companies a great environment for expansion and growth,” said Governor Cooper. “From our skilled workforce to our superior transportation network, American…
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