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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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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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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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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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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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EDPNC Hires Manager to Support Southeast NC Business Growth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2019 CARY, N.C. ― The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) has hired Duplin County’s economic development director to support business prosperity and growth in a 12-county region of Southeast North Carolina. On Monday, James Wolfe, executive director of the Duplin County Economic Development Commission, becomes the EDPNC’s new…
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Pet Care Products Manufacturer SynergyLabs Locating 237-Job Plant in Hildebran

SynergyLabs, a fast-growing manufacturer of specialty pet products, has selected Burke County as the location for a new company that will create 237 jobs. The enterprise will invest $11.2 million to ramp up a new manufacturing plant in Hildebran. “Pets are family too, and we are committed to providing pet parents with world-class products that…
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Prefab Building Components Manufacturer Opening 130-Job Plant in Richmond County

VBC | Manufacturing – Hamlet, a producer of prefabricated building components for the construction industry, will open a manufacturing facility in Richmond County, creating 130 new jobs. The company will invest more than $12 million in Hamlet within the next three years. The company, a division of the Volumetric Building Companies (VBC), will be hiring…
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Webinar Explains How EDPNC Can Help Exporters Globalize Their Websites

North Carolina exporters can sign up for an upcoming free webinar about a new program to help businesses in the state translate and globalize their websites to increase their international sales. The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC), which supports exporters on behalf of the state, is partnering with the Miami-based company IBT Online…
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EDPNC and Partners Attend SelectUSA to Attract Global Investment to North Carolina

The state of North Carolina will be exhibiting at the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit June 10-12 in Washington, D.C., an annual event connecting foreign-based companies with U.S. economic development organizations to support job-creating business investment. The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC), which recruits domestic and international corporate investment on the state’s behalf, is…
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Indian Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Establishing 1st U.S. Plant in Lillington, N.C.

KriGen Pharmaceuticals has selected Lillington, North Carolina, for its first U.S. manufacturing facility. KriGen will create 100 jobs while investing $7 million in the plant. “North Carolina is a leader in life science research and development, as well as pharmaceutical manufacturing,” said Gov. Roy Cooper. “With our strong workforce and room to grow, KriGen has…
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Life Science Firm Parexel Opening 2nd Headquarters in Durham County and Adding 264 Jobs

Parexel International Corporation, one of the world’s leading contract research and services companies serving the biopharmaceuticals industry, will open a second U.S. headquarters in North Carolina, adding 264 jobs in Durham County. Parexel, whose current headquarters are in Waltham, Massachusetts, will invest $1.7 million in North Carolina as it locates several headquarters functions in the…
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