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EDPNC Hosts Statewide Roundtable Series on NC COVID-19 Recovery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RALEIGH, N.C. – On Tuesday, November 24, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC), together with local chambers, economic development organizations and business owners, kicks off a series of eight regional roundtable events that will provide insight into the unique challenges and opportunities NC businesses have faced in light of the…
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EDPNC Launches “Onward as One” Marketing Campaign

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina is reaching out to businesses and community leaders across the state through a new marketing campaign emphasizing the free services the EDPNC offers that can help businesses survive the pandemic and thrive beyond it. “Onward as One,” an integrated advertising and public relations campaign running through the end…
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Site Selection Ranks North Carolina as Top State Business Climate for 2020

North Carolina ranks as the nation’s top state business climate in 2020 in a two-way tie with Georgia, according to Site Selection magazine. North Carolina held the No. 2 spot in the magazine’s annual business climates study for five straight years before rising to the top spot this year. North Carolina enjoyed a six-year run…
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BioAgilytix Chooses Durham for 878 Jobs Expansion

BioAgilytix Labs, LLC, a leading life science testing company, will create 878 jobs and invest $61.5 million in Durham. The project marks a major expansion of the contract research organization’s operations in North Carolina’s Research Triangle region. “North Carolina is a world-class location for companies that lead in research and development to treat and prevent…
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Pratt & Whitney Selects North Carolina for 800 Job Expansion

Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies Corp. plans to invest approximately $650 million and create 800 jobs through 2027 in Asheville. The project will bring a new high-tech turbine airfoil production facility to Buncombe County. “We are positioning North Carolina to come out of this pandemic with these and other good-paying jobs which…
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EDPNC Ranks as Top Economic Development Organization

Site selection consultants view the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) as the best state-level economic development organization in the country, according to a new survey of U.S. corporate executives and location advisors. Conducted by Development Counsellors International (DCI) every three years, the “Winning Strategies in Economic Development Marketing” survey was released this week…
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Benestar Brands to Invest $24 Million in Kings Mountain

Benestar Brands, an international snack food manufacturer, will create 129 jobs in Cleveland County. The company will invest $24 million to establish a new production facility in Kings Mountain. “Even during a pandemic, companies like Benestar Brands can expand operations because of our strong workforce, quality transportation network, and management of this crisis,” said Governor…
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UPS To Launch 592-Job Expansion in North Carolina

UPS, the multinational package delivery and supply-chain management company, will undertake a significant expansion to its North Carolina presence with the addition of 592 jobs in Guilford and Alamance counties. The company plans to invest a total of $316.4 million at two sites over the coming four years. “The pandemic highlights that supply chain management…
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Nestlé Purina PetCare Will Create 300 Jobs in Rockingham County

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, the leading pet care company in the United States, plans to establish significant new manufacturing and distribution operations in Rockingham County that will become operational in 2022 and create up to 300 new jobs by 2024. The company will invest $450 million in a 1,300+ acre site near Eden that formerly…
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NC Wins $618,640 Grant to Help Small Businesses Increase Exports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RALEIGH ― North Carolina has won a $618,640 federal grant to help small businesses grow their exports during a year when COVID-19 is requiring a shift to doing international business virtually rather than in-person. North Carolina is among states successfully competing for the funding provided through the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)…
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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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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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