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12/17/2019

Microsoft to Create 500 New Jobs in Wake County

Microsoft Corp., the global technology and software company, will create 500 new jobs in Wake County. The company will invest $47.5 million to expand its operations in Morrisville. “Companies like Microsoft continue to expand in North Carolina because they see us as the right fit for technology success. Skilled, diverse workers and strong infrastructure mean…
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EDPNC
12/05/2019

Medical Linens Provider Opening Plant in Wilson

HandCraft Healthcare Linen & Uniform Specialists, a provider of linens and apparel to hospitals and other medical facilities, plans to open a new plant in Wilson, North Carolina, that is expected to employ 125 to 150 people. The Richmond, Va.-based company will invest $15 million to $16 million in the plant to be located at…
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12/03/2019

Little Leaf Farms To Build High-Tech Greenhouse Complex

A new wholly-owned subsidiary of Little Leaf Farms, LLC, an innovative producer of fresh lettuce, will build a state-of-the-art greenhouse complex in Yancey County, creating up to 100 jobs. The company will invest up to $86 million in Burnsville in a multi-phased planned expansion. “North Carolina is known for innovation and agriculture. Projects like Little…
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11/27/2019

Clinical Research Company Launches 749-Job Expansion in Durham

Q2 Solutions, a leading clinical trial laboratory services organization, will establish a new facility in Durham to help develop the next generation of precision medicines, creating 749 jobs. Q2 Solutions will invest $73 million in the project, which will grow in two phases over seven years. “Because of our strong biotechnology talent, North Carolina has…
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EDPNC
11/26/2019

Polyhose to Invest $7.9 Million in Pender County

Polyhose Inc., an industrial hose manufacturer, will create 51 jobs in Pender County. The company will invest $7.9 million to locate a warehouse and assembly plant along U.S.-421 in Pender County. “Pender County is ready to grow, and international companies like Polyhose know North Carolina’s strong workforce is the right way to put their strategy…
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EDPNC
11/19/2019

Healthcare Technology Operations Center to Create 400 New Jobs

Well Dot, Inc., (Well) a fast-growing healthcare technology company will locate a new operations center in Chapel Hill, creating 400 jobs. The company will invest $3 million in Orange County. “Healthcare and information technology are areas where North Carolina excels, because of our strong workforce and the continued pipeline of workers from universities and colleges…
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EDPNC
10/30/2019

BrightFarms to Invest $21 Million in Henderson County

BrightFarms, a packaged salads company, will create 54 jobs in Henderson County. The company will invest $21 million to operate a hydroponic greenhouse in the Etowah community of Henderson County. “Agriculture has always been a strong driver in North Carolina, and BrightFarms’ expansion is good for our state. They are committed to conserving water, land…
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EDPNC
10/25/2019

Microsoft to invest $23 million in Charlotte

Microsoft Corp., a technology company, will create 430 new jobs in Mecklenburg County. The company will invest $23 million to expand its operations in Charlotte. “Global companies like Microsoft can choose anywhere in the world to expand, and again a highly recognizable brand has decided North Carolina is the right fit,” said Governor Cooper. “Today’s…
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EDPNC
10/17/2019

Industrial Hemp Processor Locates in Columbus County

Carolina Botanicals, a company formed to process industrial hemp, will create 30 jobs as it establishes operations in Columbus County. The company will invest $3.46 million in its new facility, located in Tabor City. “Today’s announcement is the latest example of the growing market for hemp-related products,” said Secretary Copeland. “And we know companies like…
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10/11/2019

EDPNC Hires Point Person to Help Grow NC Outdoor Recreation Industry

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) has hired Asheville businesswoman Amy Allison as the new director of the state’s Outdoor Recreation Industry Office. Allison, most recently marketing director for Eagles Nest Outfitters in Asheville, begins her new role later this month. She will be responsible for promoting the state’s tremendous outdoor recreation industry…
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10/10/2019

EDPNC Helps Sandal Maker Grow Footprint in Global Markets

More than 20 years ago, Chris Anderson began making rope sandals and selling them out of the back of his 1969 VW bus while traveling across the United States. This was the start of his Fayetteville-based business Nomadic State of Mind. “I had no idea I would be sitting here with a global business 20 years…
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10/02/2019

Energizing Rural NC Event to Tackle Workforce Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 3, 2019 Local economic developers and civic leaders from counties across North Carolina will gather Oct. 8-9 in Sanford to discuss strategies to retain, attract and develop workforce in the state’s rural communities. “Companies considering North Carolina consistently say talent is their No. 1 concern when deciding where to locate or…
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