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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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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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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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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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06/24/2019

Magazine Honors POLYWOOD Plant for Impact in Person County

Outdoor furniture manufacturer POLYWOOD and North Carolina’s economic development team recently received an award recognizing corporate expansion projects across the U.S. expected to have a profound positive effect in their local communities. POLYWOOD, which makes furniture out of recycled plastics, received a 2019 Corporate Investment & Community Impact (CiCi) Award from Trade & Industry Development…
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06/20/2019

Air-Filtration Manufacturer CleanAire to Create 305 Jobs at New Wilson Plant

A maker of air filters for commercial, retail and and industrial markets is opening a new manufacturing facility in Wilson, North Carolina, creating 305 new jobs. CleanAire, an air-filtration manufacturing company, plans to invest $10 million in the facility, which will do business under the name Pamlico Air. “More and more manufacturers are finding North…
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06/20/2019

NC Film Grants Support Three New Job-Creating Projects

Three new television and film projects have been approved to receive North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grant funds. Combined, the projects are expected to generate a direct in-state spend in excess of $50.6 million. The productions will create more than 5,800 job opportunities in the state, including 1,120 crew positions for the state’s talented film…
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