As a business leader, or employer of any type in North Carolina, you’re facing new challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. EDPNC is here to help you navigate these unique economic challenges in the days ahead.

News & Events

NEWS & EVENTS

News

06/30/2020

Duke Energy Foundation Invests $200,000 in EDPNC

The Duke Energy Foundation has invested $200,000 to support the work of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina in 2020, a year when both organizations are prioritizing helping the state recover from COVID-19. “Duke Energy’s investment in our work couldn’t be more timely, more needed, or more appreciated,” said Christopher Chung, chief executive officer…
Read More
EDPNC
06/11/2020

EDPNC Seeks Proposals for Trade Promotion

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina’s Global Business Services Division is soliciting proposals from experienced entities for the planning and execution of its trade promotion program in Mexico. Mexico Trade Representative RFP 2020 The closing date for receipt of responses to this RFP is Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Savings…
Read More
06/11/2020

North Carolina Immediate Employment Opportunities

This page is no longer being updated with new postings. Those seeking work should visit the NCWorks Jobs Information Hub posted below.     NCWorks COVID-19 Jobs Information Hub Employers who have immediate demand-driven job openings in the wake of COVID-19 can post their opportunities via a link on the NCWorks COVID-19 Jobs Information hub….
Read More
06/09/2020

Beverage Co-Packing Company to Add 231 Jobs in Cabarrus County

Prime Beverage Group, a new contract beverage manufacturer, will create 231 new jobs in Cabarrus County. The company will invest $68 million to establish its first manufacturing facility in Kannapolis. “North Carolina is the ideal location to create new products and serve new markets,” said Governor Cooper. “Prime Beverage Group’s first manufacturing facility in our…
Read More
06/09/2020

Grifols Therapeutics Brings 300 New Jobs to Johnston County

Grifols Therapeutics, the global healthcare company, will expand its North Carolina operations with a new $351.6 million capital investment, creating 300 jobs. The company will construct a specialized blood plasma facility and logistics center at its Clayton campus in Johnston County. “Companies like Grifols continue to choose expansion in North Carolina because our workforce can…
Read More
06/02/2020

Cancer Detection Firm GRAIL Locating $100M Lab, 398 Jobs in RTP

GRAIL, an innovative health care company developing a blood test that detects more than 50 cancers with a single draw, will over time invest $100 million and create 398 new jobs in Durham. The project will bring a new state-of-the-art laboratory facility with office and warehouse space to North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park. “This expansion…
Read More
05/21/2020

Webinars Will Help Exporters Navigate Global Trade Landscape

It’s more important than ever for North Carolina exporters to remain educated on the latest information about a global trade landscape being shaped this year by everything from a pandemic to newly launched trade agreements. To help them, the EDPNC is launching a weekly webinar series in May. “With in-person events being canceled because of…
Read More
05/20/2020

Supporting a Durham Manufacturer’s Quick Pivot to PPE

When Bright View Technologies in Durham decided in March to make face shields for medical workers and others during COVID-19, the manufacturer of highly engineered optical components had no problem with access to ultra-clear plastic. But the company needed help connecting to its first buyer ― the state of North Carolina. In March, face shields…
Read More
05/14/2020

World Trade Month: Restating Our Commitment to NC Exporters

For decades, government agencies and trade-support organizations across the U.S. have celebrated World Trade Month in May. But May 2020 is like no other, as the world just begins a long road to recovery from the unprecedented health and economic impacts of a global pandemic, including forecasts for declines in global trade. During this month…
Read More
05/01/2020

EDPNC Global Website Program Can Help Exporters During Covid-19

North Carolina small-business exporters seeking new ways to generate sales at a time when Covid-19 has shut down international business travel should consider acting now to localize their websites in their top priority global markets. “A year ago, we introduced the North Carolina Online Global Program to help small businesses translate, search-engine optimize and market…
Read More
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…
Read More
EDPNC
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…
Read More