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10/07/2021

Helping a Rural Manufacturer Meet Furniture Supply Chain Demands

In early 2021, Industrial Timber Inc.’s plant in rural Alexander County had a pressing need to expand production to meet skyrocketing demand for the ready-to-assemble wooden furniture frames it produces for the upholstered furniture industry. That was the topic of a meeting Kevin Wiley, president of the Charlotte-based company, had at his Hiddenite, N.C., plant…
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10/07/2021

$727K Grant to Help NC’s Small Businesses Tap Global Markets

For Immediate Release RALEIGH, N.C. ― North Carolina has received a $727,315 federal grant to help small businesses across the state grow by increasing their access to global markets. “Companies that export are 17% more profitable than those that don’t,” said John Loyack, vice president of global business services for the Economic Development Partnership of…
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EDPNC
09/28/2021

Software Company to Expand in New Hanover County with 104 New Jobs

Vantaca, a software-as-a-service provider, will add 104 new jobs in New Hanover County. The company will invest more than $4.9 million to expand its operations in Wilmington. “North Carolina is one of the fastest-growing technology hubs in the nation,” said Governor Cooper. “When combined with our reputation for financial technology, a talented workforce and premier…
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EDPNC
09/28/2021

Corning Optical Communications Will Create 200 Jobs through Catawba County Expansion

Corning Incorporated will invest $150 million to expand operations in Catawba County, creating 200 jobs in Hickory. “As we celebrate Manufacturing Week in our state, it’s exciting to see a global manufacturer like Corning expand yet again in a great rural county like Catawba,” said Governor Cooper. “Corning understands North Carolina’s strengths as a business…
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09/14/2021

Thermo Fisher to Expand Operations in Pitt County with $154 Million Investment and 290 Jobs

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, will create 290 new jobs in Pitt County. The company will invest $154 million to expand its pharmaceutical manufacturing operations in Greenville. “Thermo Fisher’s exciting announcement underscores North Carolina’s global reputation as a prime location for life sciences companies to operate,” said Governor Cooper. “With…
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09/10/2021

EDPNC Wins Major Communication Awards at 2021 SEDC Annual Conference

Economic Development Partnership of NC received the top honor for a communications piece at the SEDC Communication Awards Ceremony. The awards ceremony was held during the 2021 Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) Annual Conference, August 16-17, 2021, in Tampa, Florida. “These annual Communication Awards recognize and showcase the leading communication and marketing work done by…
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08/10/2021

Nature’s Value to Make $19 Million Investment in Winston-Salem

Nature’s Value Inc., a global contract vitamin and dietary supplements manufacturer, will create more than 183 new jobs in Forsyth County. The company will be expanding its manufacturing operations to Winston-Salem with an investment exceeding $19 million. “More and more manufacturers are making a home in North Carolina,” said Governor Cooper. “Forsyth County’s rich manufacturing…
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EDPNC
08/04/2021

Steffes to Create 130 New Jobs in Cleveland County

Steffes, LLC, a steel fabrication company, will create 130 new jobs in Cleveland County. The company will invest $20.9 million to locate a new manufacturing facility in the City of Shelby. “We are excited to welcome Steffes to North Carolina,” said Governor Cooper. “We know that when companies are ready to expand, they choose our…
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EDPNC
08/03/2021

Amgen To Create 355 Jobs at New Biomanufacturing Facility in Wake County

Amgen Inc., the pioneering biotechnology company, will build a new biologics manufacturing operation in Holly Springs, creating 355 jobs. The company intends to invest $550 million in Wake County. “World-class companies like Amgen are very selective when they evaluate business locations and they only choose places that provide the best support for their operations,” said…
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07/28/2021

Workshop to Show Small Businesses How TikTok Can Attract Customers

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) is teaming up with TikTok to host a virtual “Small Biz Block Party” for North Carolina small businesses interested in learning how to use the popular video-sharing platform to attract more customers and grow revenue. The free interactive workshop will be held Aug. 19 from 1 p.m….
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EDPNC
07/27/2021

Business Facilities Magazine Ranks NC No. 2 for Business Climate, No. 4 for Tech Talent

North Carolina boasts the No. 2 best business climate in the nation and ranks as the fourth-best state for tech talent pipeline, according to Business Facilities magazine. North Carolina rose from fifth last year in the best business climate component of Business Facilities’ annual rankings released today. The recognition comes on the heels of North…
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EDPNC
07/27/2021

POLYWOOD Will Expand in Person County with 300 New Jobs

POLYWOOD, a manufacturer of outdoor furniture made from recycled plastics, will expand its operations in Person County to create 300 jobs over five years. The company will invest $61.6 million to build additional capacity at its manufacturing and distribution center in Roxboro. “Innovative companies like POLYWOOD thrive in rural North Carolina,” said Governor Cooper. “This…
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