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08/13/2019

Xerox Selects Wake County for a New Center of Excellence, Creating 600 New Jobs

Xerox, a Fortune 500 technology company, will build a new Center of Excellence in Cary, creating 600 jobs. The company will invest $18.4 million in Wake County. “Xerox, which had many locations to choose from, selected North Carolina because they know we can offer the highly-skilled workers they need, both now and in the future,”…
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08/07/2019

EDPNC Helps Connect Partners Behind Rural County’s Workforce Project

There aren’t many billboard ads in rural Mitchell County, nestled in the High Country of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. So the one raised this summer in the small town and county seat of Bakersville gets noticed. The group of Mitchell County high school students pictured on the billboard tell passing motorists “something big” is…
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EDPNC
08/07/2019

Telephonics Expanding in Elizabeth City, Adding 75 Well-Paying Jobs

Telephonics Corporation, a communications system company, will create 75 jobs as it expands its operations in Pasquotank County in North Carolina. The company will invest $5.5 million in a new facility, located in Elizabeth City. Salaries for the new jobs will vary by position but the average annual wage will be $64,768. The county’s average…
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07/25/2019

Merck to Build $650M Plant in NC to Meet Gardasil Vaccine Demand

Leading drug maker Merck will invest more than $650 million and create more than 400 jobs in North Carolina, building a new production facility at its current manufacturing site in Durham and expanding its packaging operations in Wilson. The major expansion will enable Merck to meet growing demand for Gardasil and Gardasil 9 recombinant human…
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07/24/2019

Business Facilities Ranks NC No. 1 State for Economic Growth Potential

North Carolina is the top-ranked state for economic growth potential in Business Facilities magazine’s 15th Annual Rankings Report. North Carolina, Colorado and Virginia topped the chart in Business Facilities’ annual growth potential ranking. Jack Rogers, editor in chief, noted that all three states have established highly diversified growth strategies and staked a claim to leadership in…
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07/24/2019

Tire Distributor Launches $2.7M Expansion in Columbus County

Black’s Tire Service, Inc, a tire distributor and service company, will create 26 jobs in a $2.7 million expansion of its distribution center in Whiteville, North Carolina. “The Black’s Tire Service decision to expand its operations in rural North Carolina speaks to the power of the state’s workforce, strong economy and great quality of life,”…
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07/17/2019

New EDPNC Hire Focuses on Growing North Carolina’s Defense Industry

CARY, N.C. – North Carolina has a new point person focused on making sure the state is a top contender for defense-related companies considering where to locate or expand. With more than 40 years of experience as a military and defense industry specialist, Dennis Lewis joined the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) in…
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EDPNC
07/10/2019

Global Industrial Company ABB Selects Mebane for 400-Job, $40M Expansion

ABB, Inc., a global leader in electrification products, robotics, and industrial automation, will expand its current facility in Mebane, North Carolina, creating more than 400 jobs in Orange County and investing up to $39.9 million to upgrade equipment and increase the size of its plant. Although wages will vary depending on position, the average salary…
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07/10/2019

North Carolina Leaps to No. 3 on CNBC’s Top States for Business List

North Carolina has jumped six spots to No. 3 on CNBC’s 2019 ranking of America’s Top States for Business released today. “Our rise on this well-regarded business ranking is a strong indicator of North Carolina’s immediate and long-term promise for businesses, their employees and their families,” said Christopher Chung, chief executive officer of the Economic…
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07/03/2019

New to Exporting? Sign Up for this EDPNC Workshop in Greenville

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina is offering a workshop in Greenville that will help businesses new to exporting understand all that is legally required to sell internationally. The EDPNC and Allocca Enterprises, a leading provider of international trade education, will be hosting an export compliance training course from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m….
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07/02/2019

Learn How to Create a Road Map for Exporting

Is your small business ready to dip its toe into international waters by exporting its product or service? Then you’ll need to have a written export-management compliance program (EMCP) that ensures your company meets all U.S. regulatory requirements to export to a specific foreign market. The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) and Allocca…
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06/27/2019

Lowe’s Chooses Charlotte For $153M Tech Hub Creating 1,600-Plus Jobs

Home improvement retailer Lowe’s is locating a new $153-million global technology center in Charlotte, North Carolina, creating more than 1,600 jobs. “We’re excited to stand up our new global technology center here in North Carolina to continue to drive our company’s growth,” said Marvin R. Ellison, president and chief executive officer of the company based…
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