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Campaign to Recruit Businesses and Workforce to North Carolina

For Immediate Release RALEIGH, N.C. ― The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) today launched a national advertising campaign focused on increasing awareness and choice of North Carolina as a place where diverse businesses and workforce talent can thrive. Titled “All In North Carolina,” the campaign’s central message stresses the vast opportunity and diversity…
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North Carolina Wins Coveted Gold Shovel Award

North Carolina has received Area Development magazine’s coveted 2021 Gold Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s success in winning high-impact economic development projects. “We’re honored to receive this national recognition for our success bringing good jobs to North Carolina,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “We have momentum and we’re letting the world know that North Carolina is…
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Credit Karma to Establish East Coast HQ in Mecklenburg County Expansion

Credit Karma, a personal finance technology company, will add 600 new jobs in Mecklenburg County. The company will invest more than $13 million to expand its Charlotte presence with a new high-tech engineering hub. “We are thrilled to have Credit Karma establish their East Coast headquarters in our state,” said Governor Cooper. “North Carolina is…
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White River Marine Group Acquires Legendary Hatteras Brand, Will Launch New Operations

White River Marine Group, LLC, a leading manufacturer of recreational boats, will open a manufacturing facility in Craven County, with a target of 500 jobs. The company will make a significant investment in New Bern, creating its first coastal manufacturing site and adding Hatteras to its portfolio of well-known brands. “Boat and marine manufacturing requires…
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CARSgen Chooses Research Triangle for New Facility

CARsgen Therapeutics Corporation, an innovative biotechnology company pursuing medicines to treat cancer will create approximately 200 jobs and invest $157 million in Durham. The company’s selection of the Research Triangle area will establish its first biomanufacturing site in North America. CARsgen Therapeutics currently has its U.S. clinical development operations in Houston, Texas. “Global companies know…
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EDPNC Helps North Carolina Businesses Go Global

What does a long-established global manufacturer of specialty and technical fabrics have in common with a 10-year-old company that makes fabric that delivers medications via gloves, socks, and sleeves? They’re both among the more than 600 diverse businesses that turn to the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) each year for free help in…
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NC Ranks Among Top States in Competitive Corporate Taxes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE North Carolina ranks among the nation’s best-performing states overall in a study comparing state corporate tax costs across the country, according to a Tax Foundation report released today. The Tax Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, produced the comprehensive Location Matters report in collaboration with the audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG…
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NC Economic Development Efforts Win National Prosperity Cup

North Carolina is the winner of Site Selection magazine’s 2021 Prosperity Cup, recognizing the state-level organizations with the most successful business recruitment and retention efforts in the past year. North Carolina leapt five spots in the national Prosperity Cup rankings to become No. 1 this year, bumping Texas from first place last year. In 2020,…
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CEO Survey Ranks North Carolina a Top 5 State for Business

North Carolina now ranks No. 4 among the nation’s top-performing states in the 2021 Best and Worst States for Business survey conducted by Chief Executive magazine. For the latest report, Chief Executive surveyed 383 CEOs across the country in March about their opinions of all 50 states. The results were released today. North Carolina rose…
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Apple to Create 3,000 Jobs in Wake County

Apple has selected North Carolina’s Research Triangle region as the location for its newest research and development campus and will create 3,000 jobs in Wake County. Apple plans to invest more than $1 billion in the state by 2032. Earlier today, Governor Cooper, Senator President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, Senator Dan Blue, Speaker Tim Moore,…
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Genetic Testing Company To Build New Lab and Create 374 Jobs in Wake County

Invitae Corporation, a leading medical genetics company, plans to build a major testing and laboratory facility in Wake County, creating 374 jobs and investing $114.6 million in Morrisville over the next decade. “Biotechnology companies continue to choose North Carolina as a trusted and reliable location to grow their companies,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “From specialized…
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Fintech Company Robinhood to Create Nearly 400 New Jobs in Mecklenburg County

Robinhood Markets, Inc., a California-based financial services firm, will create nearly 400 jobs in Mecklenburg County. The company will invest $11.7 million to establish an office in Charlotte focused on customer experience roles. “With the second-largest financial center in the nation, North Carolina is one of the fastest-growing tech hubs where companies like this know…
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