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EDPNC
01/12/2023

EDPNC Releases Report Documenting the State of the Clean Energy Industry in North Carolina

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) today released its latest report, North Carolina: Leading the Charge to a Clean Energy Future, outlining the state’s clean energy history, the state’s current efforts in the industry and what the future looks like for the clean energy industry and economic development in North Carolina. This comprehensive…
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EDPNC
01/04/2023

Business Facilities Ranks North Carolina 2022 State of the Year

North Carolina has been named 2022 State of the Year by Business Facilities for the state’s successful year in project announcements, capital investment and job creation. This is the second time North Carolina has been awarded this accolade since 2007 when the magazine’s highest state honor began. The state previously won in 2020. “A succinct…
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EDPNC
12/14/2022

Healthcare Packaging Company Selects Forsyth County for its First Flexible Packaging Operation in North America

Nelipak Corporation (d/b/a Nelipak Healthcare Packaging), a leading global healthcare packaging manufacturer, will initially invest at least $11.8 million to establish a flexible packaging production site in Winston-Salem. The company says it will create at least 36 new jobs in Forsyth County and expects to make additional investments and job creation at the site over…
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EDPNC
12/13/2022

Governor Cooper Announces 200 New Jobs as Albemarle Corporation Expands in Mecklenburg County

Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), the global specialty chemicals company headquartered in Charlotte, will expand and create at least 200 jobs in Mecklenburg County. The company will establish an advanced materials research and development facility with a minimum project investment of $180 million. “North Carolina’s innovation economy continues to surge thanks to Albemarle Corporation building its research…
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EDPNC
12/13/2022

Biotechnology Company Selects Durham for a $40 Million Investment

Catalent, a leading global development and manufacturing partner to the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and consumer health industries, will create more than 200 new jobs in Durham County over the next five years.  The company will invest up to $40 million to expand its analytical development and testing business in the City of Durham. “This has been…
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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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