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10/04/2023

Governor Cooper Proclaims North Carolina Manufacturing Week

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed October 1-7, 2023 North Carolina Manufacturing Week. With the eighth-largest manufacturing economy in the United States, and the largest manufacturing workforce in the southeast, manufacturing remains essential to the success of every sector of North Carolina’s economy. “Our manufacturing legacy and workforce have consistently supported North Carolina’s reputation as the best…
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EDPNC
09/27/2023

IT Firm to Create 92 Jobs in Columbus County

Provalus, an IT services company, will create 92 jobs in Columbus County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $500,000 to establish operations in the City of Whiteville. “This announcement by Provalus is a great win for Columbus County,” said Governor Cooper. “The decision to operate in Whiteville is evidence of the strength…
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EDPNC
09/19/2023

Governor Cooper Announces Chick-fil-A Supply Will Locate a Second N.C. Distribution Center in Kannapolis with $58 Million Investment

Chick-fil-A Supply, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chick-fil-A, Inc., and distribution service provider of the chain’s restaurants, will create more than 85 jobs in Rowan County. Chick-fil-A Supply will invest $58.3 million to open a new distribution center in the City of Kannapolis. “Chick-fil-A’s expansion is good for Kannapolis along with Rowan and surrounding counties,”…
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EDPNC
09/06/2023

North Carolina Receives $900,000 Federal Grant to Increase Small Business Exports

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded North Carolina a $900,000 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant to help small businesses across the state increase their access to and reach in global markets. The STEP program provides financial awards to states and U.S. territories to assist small businesses in exporting, such as travel costs…
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EDPNC
08/17/2023

Rural Infrastructure Authority Approves Five Grants to Rural Communities to Create 133 Jobs and more than $68M in Private Investment

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved five grant requests to local governments totaling $1,384,730. These grants are for projects that have committed to creating 133 jobs and will attract more than $68.3 million in private investment. The Rural Infrastructure Authority is a 17-member board that awards Rural, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and Utility…
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EDPNC
08/14/2023

John Deere Electric Powertrain Announces New Battery Manufacturing Facility with $69 Million Investment in Kernersville, North Carolina

Deere & Company and Kreisel Electric GMBH, an Austrian lithium-ion battery systems manufacturer, have announced the companies will invest $69.9 million and create 50 new jobs to develop and produce hybrid and electric off-road equipment at a site adjacent to Deere & Company’s Kernersville, North Carolina, manufacturing facility. This partnership will create the North American…
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EDPNC
07/26/2023

Telecommunications Leader CommScope to Invest $60.3 Million to Expand Fiber-Optic Cable Manufacturing Operations in Catawba County, North Carolina

CommScope, a global leader in telecommunications and network connectivity, has announced it will invest $60.3 million to expand its fiber-optic cable manufacturing operations in Catawba County, creating 250 new jobs. The expansion will upgrade CommScope’s current facilities to increase the company’s capacity to produce fiber optic cable. “With America’s top workforce, accessible transportation networks and…
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EDPNC
07/11/2023

Governor Cooper Announces Honda Aircraft Company Will Create 280 Jobs in Major Greensboro Investment

Honda Aircraft Company, maker of the renowned HondaJet light aircraft, will develop and produce a longer-range version of the plane at its Greensboro facilities, creating 280 jobs.  The company will invest $55.7 million in Guilford County for production of its new HondaJet 2600 model, bringing its total investment in the state to over $335 million….
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EDPNC
07/11/2023

Governor Cooper Announces Major Rail Industry Firm Will Move Headquarters to Charlotte

TTX Company, a major provider of railcars and related freight car management services to the North American rail industry, will move its headquarters to Charlotte, creating 150 jobs.  The company will invest $14.5 million in Mecklenburg County. “Designated as the number one state in the nation do to business for the second year in a…
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EDPNC
07/11/2023

For Second Year in a Row, CNBC Names North Carolina as America’s Top State for Business

CNBC has named North Carolina as America’s Top State for Business in 2023 for the second year in a row. This morning, Governor Roy Cooper joined CNBC’s Scott Cohn at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville for a live broadcast where the winner was revealed. “When we invest in our people, we invest in the foundation…
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EDPNC
06/19/2023

North Carolina wins the Platinum Shovel Award for Economic Development Excellence for the Second Year in a Row

North Carolina has received Area Development magazine’s 2023 Platinum Shovel Award which recognizes states that went above and beyond the gold standard for investment and job creation. This is the second year in a row the state has received this honor, sharing the inaugural award in 2022 with Tennessee. North Carolina is the only state…
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EDPNC
06/16/2023

Rural Infrastructure Authority Approves 11 Grants to Rural Communities to Create 383 Jobs and Over $91M in Private Investment

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved 11 grant requests to local governments totaling $4,478,850. These grants are for projects that have committed to creating 383 jobs and will attract more than $91 million in private investment. The Rural Infrastructure Authority is a 17-member board that awards Rural, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and Utility…
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