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04/01/2020

North Carolina Business Relief Resources – COVID-19

North Carolina Business Relief Resources – COVID-19 Download EDPNC’s COVID-19 Business Relief Resource Guide   For all general questions, call Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) at 800.228.8443. BLNC staff are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.  BLNC staff will connect your business to the appropriate organization for assistance.  All inquiries will receive…
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03/26/2020

Guidance for Producers of Critical Medical Equipment and Supplies

Thank you for wanting to help the public health community’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic! We are encouraging companies that are producing or have pivoted to producing needed items to do the following: • Want to make sure that others in the state know what you manufacture? Register on https://www.manufacturednc.com/. This site has existed for…
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03/25/2020

Textile and Furniture Manufacturers Transition Production to Meet COVID-19 Medical Equipment Needs

A group of manufacturers and nonprofits, led by the Carolina Textile District (CTD), are transitioning their production to prototype and produce medical supplies in response to a request from healthcare providers during the COVID-19 crisis. On Monday the CTD launched a link on the organization’s website to handle the intake of demand from healthcare providers…
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03/24/2020

Golden Leaf Launches NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program

The Golden LEAF Foundation announces $15 million in funding to launch a rapid recovery loan program in response to economic losses related to coronavirus (COVID-19). Golden LEAF funding will support the NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program by enabling loans to be made to eligible businesses for up to $50,000 with zero interest and no…
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02/18/2020

Audentes Therapeutics to Invest Over $100 Million in Sanford

Audentes Therapeutics, a genetic medicines company, will create 209 new jobs in Lee County, investing $109 million to locate a manufacturing facility in Sanford. “With our powerhouse research centers and highly-skilled workforce, biotech pioneers recognize North Carolina’s role as a leader in the life sciences,” said Governor Cooper. “Lee County is a perfect fit for…
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02/05/2020

North Carolina Companies Receive Governor’s Export Awards

Six North Carolina manufacturers received 2019 Governor’s Export Awards in a ceremony highlighting their growing sales success in international markets. These manufacturers make everything from cosmetics to heavy-duty plastic waste containers. North Carolina’s export of goods and services supports more than 400,000 jobs in the state, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution. “Manufacturing is…
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01/21/2020

Eli Lilly and Company Selects North Carolina for Major Pharmaceutical Plant

Eli Lilly and Company, a global healthcare and biopharmaceutical company, will invest over $470 million and create more than 460 new jobs in Durham. The project will bring a new state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing facility to North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park. “Life science companies like Lilly continue to choose North Carolina,” said Governor Cooper. “Our exceptional…
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01/13/2020

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery to Expand in Edgecombe County

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery, a provider of baked desserts, treats, and snacks, will create 108 jobs as it expands its food manufacturing center in Edgecombe County. The company will invest an additional $19.8 million in the bakery, located in Tarboro. “Food manufacturers like Sara Lee Frozen Bakery choose communities that can help them succeed and…
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01/13/2020

Manufacturing Firm Powers Success Through NCMEP Collaboration

It’s been said that “A good tool improves the way you work. A great tool improves the way you think.” It’s no different in manufacturing. In this industry, successful machining depends on sharp, well-maintained cutting tools that not only ensure precision, but also speed. And the successful sharpening of these cutting tools is dependent upon…
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12/20/2019

North Carolina Once Again Named Best State For Business

For the third year in a row, North Carolina holds the No. 1 spot on Forbes magazine’s Best States for Business ranking.  North Carolina has ranked in the top five overall for 14 straight years, beginning when Forbes first started ranking all 50 states in 2006. In an article announcing the 2019 list, Forbes cites North Carolina’s regulatory environment,…
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12/19/2019

Aircraft Solutions USA to Invest Nearly $100 Million in NC

Aircraft Solutions USA Inc., a leader in managing aircraft at the end of their service life, will establish a new subsidiary at North Carolina’s Global TransPark to recycle aircraft parts and materials. The company will create 475 jobs and invest nearly $100 million to establish the new aircraft recycling center in Lenoir County. “Our state’s…
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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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