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08/23/2018

All 100 North Carolina Counties Saw Increased Visitor Spending in 2017

Record visitor spending in 2017 was reflected with visitor spending increases in all 100 North Carolina counties, state Secretary of Commerce Anthony M. Copeland announced today. Visitor spending reached nearly $5.4 billion in Mecklenburg, $2.3 billion in Wake, $1.4 billion in Guilford and $1.1 in Buncombe and Dare counties. Rounding out the top 10 counties…
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06/08/2018

North Carolina Takes Home the Gold for Economic Development Success

North Carolina has received Area Development magazine’s 2018 Gold Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s top-tier success in winning high-impact economic development projects in 2017. North Carolina, which in 2017 had one of its best years for  job recruitment in over a decade, is one of only five states to receive a 2018 Gold Shovel Award….
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05/11/2018

North Carolina Again Tops List of Most Competitive States in Economic Development Activity

North Carolina once again ranks as the most competitive state in economic development activity, according to a closely watched annual business ranking by Site Selection magazine. “Businesses big and small, domestic and foreign are investing in North Carolina for the same reasons they have been doing so all along — a healthy supply of workers…
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11/05/2018

Site Selection Ranks North Carolina No. 2 Best Business Climate for 4th Straight Year

For the fourth consecutive year, North Carolina ranks as the No. 2 state to do business, according to Site Selection magazine. North Carolina scored a total of 99 points across all categories in the 2018 Top State Business Climate Rankings, just two points behind top-ranked Georgia with 101 points. Rounding out the top five spots in…
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10/22/2018

Asheville-Based Maker of Kombucha Tea Adding 28 Jobs at Madison County Brewery

Asheville-based Kombucha Mamas, a locally owned natural beverage company more commonly known as BUCHI, is expanding its facility in Marshall, North Carolina, creating 28 new jobs and investing $2 million  in Madison County initially with plans to invest up to $7 million there over the next three years. Salaries for the new jobs will vary…
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10/22/2018

Automotive Manufacturer Enforge Adding 44 Jobs, Doubling Its Stanly County Workforce

Enforge, a manufacturer of steel-formed suspension and steering assemblies for automotive companies, is adding 44 new jobs at its Albemarle plant, adding hot forging capabilities in a $4 million expansion that will more than double its workforce in Stanly County. Enforge, a subsidiary of Angstrom Automotive Group located in  Grand Rapids, Michigan, produces control arms, suspension…
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10/16/2018

Outdoor Furniture Manufacturer Locating $35M Plant and 384 New Jobs in Roxboro

POLYWOOD, a manufacturer of outdoor furniture made from recycled plastics, is opening a $35.3 million manufacturing and distribution center in Roxboro, North Carolina, that will create 384 new jobs over five years in Person County. “We are excited about opening our new full-scale production campus in North Carolina,” said POLYWOOD Chief Executive Officer Doug Rassi….
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10/05/2018

North Carolina Ranks Third Nationwide in Competitive Corporate Income Taxes

North Carolina’s corporate income tax ranks No. 3 in the nation in terms of its competitiveness for business, according to a high-profile comparison of business tax climates across the U.S. Corporate tax is one of five categories the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation considers in producing its annual State Business Tax Climate Index. The nonpartisan, pro-business…
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09/26/2018

Partners Deploy to Help NC Small Businesses Recover from Hurricane

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) is one of several leading industry-support organizations that have banded together to take calls and provide assistance to small- to mid-size businesses needing immediate help in recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Florence. Collaboration is critical to providing a more streamlined and efficient recovery response to help…
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09/26/2018

Global Maker of Dental Products Expanding in Charlotte, Creating 320 New Jobs

Dentsply Sirona, a global manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, is investing $3 million in a Charlotte expansion expected to create 320 jobs over three years. “North Carolina has the right ingredients for success for manufacturers and life sciences companies, including skilled, experienced workers,” said state Gov. Roy Cooper. “Dentsply Sirona’s decision proves again…
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09/25/2018

Pennsylvania Industrial Machinery Maker Opening New Plant in New Bern

McGuckin & Pyle, Inc., a manufacturer of custom lamination and processing equipment, is locating a new plant in New Bern, North Carolina, creating 33 new jobs and investing $2.25 million. The company will bring mechanical and electrical control system assembly and machinery services to New Bern. “Much of our state is hurting after Hurricane Florence….
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09/06/2018

National General Insurance Adding 626 Jobs in $12M Winston-Salem Expansion

National General Insurance, a property and casualty insurance company, plans to expand its operations in Winston-Salem to create 626 new jobs over five years. The company currently employs 1,405 people in North Carolina. The company, a subsidiary of National General Holdings Corp., plans to invest $12.2 million in the expansion by the end of 2022. “National…
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08/29/2018

Publix to Build $300M Greensboro Distribution Center Creating Up to 1,000 New Jobs

Publix Super Markets, Inc. will build a refrigerated distribution center in Guilford County by the end of 2022 as part of a multiphase project and has plans to create up to 1,000 jobs by 2025. The company is expected to invest up to $300 million in the first phase of the project. “Publix recognizes North…
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08/28/2018

Booz Allen Hamilton Announces 208 New Jobs in Cumberland County

Booz Allen Hamilton, a management and technology consulting firm, will expand its current operations in Cumberland County, creating 208 new jobs over five years. The company expects to invest more than $5 million in the project by the end of 2020. “Booz Allen Hamilton is expanding here thanks to Cumberland County’s workforce, which is strengthened…
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08/28/2018

Japanese Company Dowa Thermotech Opening $22M, 109-Job Plant in Sanford

Dowa Thermotech, a global provider of industrial furnaces and heat protection treatments, will build its first North Carolina plant in Lee County, creating 109 jobs. The Japanese company plans to invest $22.5 million in Sanford with plans to serve clients in the automotive and industrial machinery supply chains. “Dowa Thermotech is the latest example of…
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