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09/17/2020

Small Business Week to Honor Firms Including Apex Instruments

National Small Business Week kicks off Tuesday, honoring the nation’s small businesses and this year inviting them to register for a free three-day virtual conference including presentations and panels focused on helping businesses recover, adapt, and innovate during the pandemic. The Sept. 22-24 event, coordinated by the U.S. Small Business Administration, will include recognizing the…
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09/04/2020

Site Consultants Rank NC a Top 5 State for Doing Business

Leading site consultants once again rank North Carolina among the top five states in the nation for doing business, according to an Area Development magazine survey. The site selection and facility planning publication this week announced the results of its 2020 nationwide survey. For the second year in a row, North Carolina came in at…
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08/24/2020

EDPNC Triples Its Exporting Workshops through Webinars

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina expects to triple the number of free exporting workshops it typically offers in a year as it emphasizes online education during the time of coronavirus. “We usually host eight in-person workshops for exporters in different communities across the state in a year, with each drawing 15 to 30…
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08/11/2020

Genetic Medicine Company To Create 201 Jobs in Durham County

Beam Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing precision medicines through DNA base editing, plans to build a manufacturing facility in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, creating 201 jobs. Over a period of 5 years, the company expects to invest $83 million in the facility, which will support clinical and commercial manufacturing for the company’s novel base…
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08/05/2020

EDPNC Supports Exporters Shifting to Virtual Trade Shows During COVID-19

RALEIGH ― The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina now has substantial grant resources to help small businesses exhibit in virtual international trade shows at a time when COVID-19 has shut down in-person events and caused many countries to restrict U.S. travelers. “Trade events remain essential to generating new sales leads in markets around the…
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07/07/2020

NC Exporters to Meet with Trade Offices Around the World

North Carolina businesses needing help in choosing the best global markets for their products can sign up now for virtual consultations with any of the state’s internationally located trade offices. “Our trade representatives can assess your product and help craft a market-entry or expansion strategy for their region of the world, connect you to the…
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07/01/2020

Centene Bringing $1B Tech Hub and 3,237 Jobs to Charlotte

Centene Corporation, a Fortune 50 provider of managed care services for public and private health plans, will create an East Coast regional headquarters and technology hub in Charlotte. This move will bring 3,237 new jobs to North Carolina and an investment of $1,034,900,790 by 2032. Centene’s 3,237-job commitment makes the company’s new Mecklenburg County campus…
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06/30/2020

Duke Energy Foundation Invests $200,000 in EDPNC

The Duke Energy Foundation has invested $200,000 to support the work of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina in 2020, a year when both organizations are prioritizing helping the state recover from COVID-19. “Duke Energy’s investment in our work couldn’t be more timely, more needed, or more appreciated,” said Christopher Chung, chief executive officer…
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06/11/2020

EDPNC Seeks Proposals for Trade Promotion

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina’s Global Business Services Division is soliciting proposals from experienced entities for the planning and execution of its trade promotion program in Mexico. Mexico Trade Representative RFP 2020 The closing date for receipt of responses to this RFP is Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Savings…
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06/11/2020

North Carolina Immediate Employment Opportunities

This page is no longer being updated with new postings. Those seeking work should visit the NCWorks Jobs Information Hub posted below.     NCWorks COVID-19 Jobs Information Hub Employers who have immediate demand-driven job openings in the wake of COVID-19 can post their opportunities via a link on the NCWorks COVID-19 Jobs Information hub….
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06/09/2020

Beverage Co-Packing Company to Add 231 Jobs in Cabarrus County

Prime Beverage Group, a new contract beverage manufacturer, will create 231 new jobs in Cabarrus County. The company will invest $68 million to establish its first manufacturing facility in Kannapolis. “North Carolina is the ideal location to create new products and serve new markets,” said Governor Cooper. “Prime Beverage Group’s first manufacturing facility in our…
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06/09/2020

Grifols Therapeutics Brings 300 New Jobs to Johnston County

Grifols Therapeutics, the global healthcare company, will expand its North Carolina operations with a new $351.6 million capital investment, creating 300 jobs. The company will construct a specialized blood plasma facility and logistics center at its Clayton campus in Johnston County. “Companies like Grifols continue to choose expansion in North Carolina because our workforce can…
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