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10/17/2019

Industrial Hemp Processor Locates in Columbus County

Carolina Botanicals, a company formed to process industrial hemp, will create 30 jobs as it establishes operations in Columbus County. The company will invest $3.46 million in its new facility, located in Tabor City. “Today’s announcement is the latest example of the growing market for hemp-related products,” said Secretary Copeland. “And we know companies like…
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10/11/2019

EDPNC Hires Point Person to Help Grow NC Outdoor Recreation Industry

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) has hired Asheville businesswoman Amy Allison as the new director of the state’s Outdoor Recreation Industry Office. Allison, most recently marketing director for Eagles Nest Outfitters in Asheville, begins her new role later this month. She will be responsible for promoting the state’s tremendous outdoor recreation industry…
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10/10/2019

EDPNC Helps Sandal Maker Grow Footprint in Global Markets

More than 20 years ago, Chris Anderson began making rope sandals and selling them out of the back of his 1969 VW bus while traveling across the United States. This was the start of his Fayetteville-based business Nomadic State of Mind. “I had no idea I would be sitting here with a global business 20 years…
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EDPNC
09/24/2019

Chime Solutions Brings Customer-Contact Center Operations to Charlotte

Atlanta-based, customer-contact service provider Chime Solutions will expand its operations in Charlotte. The company plans to hire 400 employees in Charlotte by early October and 1,000 by the end of 2020. Chime Solutions, a minority-owned, family business, positions its job opportunities as a pathway for upward mobility and fosters a company culture that empowers its…
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EDPNC
09/17/2019

Bharat Forge to Bring More Than $127M in Investment to Sanford

Bharat Forge America, Inc. will build an aluminum forging plant to manufacture automobile components in Lee County, creating 304 jobs. The company will invest $127.3 million in Sanford.   “Global industrial manufacturer Bharat Forge is making its largest overseas investment in Sanford because our quality workers along with our other resources will help drive demand…
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09/15/2019

NC Companies Join EDPNC at Top Design Show in Dubai

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) is coordinating the participation of four North Carolina furniture and design companies exhibiting this week at the high-profile Middle East Design and Hospitality Week at the Dubai World Trade Center. “We have been exhibiting at this particular event over the past five years and find that this is…
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09/13/2019

NC Wins Large Grant to Help Small Businesses Export

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 13, 2019 CARY, N.C. – North Carolina has won nearly $775,000 in federal grant funding to help small businesses increase their international sales over the coming year. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced this week that the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) had received a $774,514 grant through…
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EDPNC
09/12/2019

Medline to Build $65M Distribution Center Creating 250 New Jobs in Mebane

Medline Industries Incorporated, the nation’s largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies, will create 250 new jobs in Mebane, North Carolina, as it invests $65 million to build a new distribution center there. The Mebane location will be a 1.2 million square-foot LEED certified distribution center. At full capacity, the company anticipates the…
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EDPNC
09/09/2019

PCB Adding 120 Jobs in NC as it Moves Production from China, California

PCB Piezotronics of North Carolina, a designer and manufacturer of high-precision sensors used in a variety of test and measurement and industrial settings, will consolidate production operations currently located in China and California to its facility in Halifax County, creating 120 jobs. The company will invest nearly $4.5 million in Halifax. “Rural North Carolina is a…
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EDPNC
09/04/2019

Business Preparation & Support During Storms

Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) is an extension of NC Dept. of Commerce. They are here to help answer questions about your business before, during and after a storm. Contact BLNC at 800-228-8443 or email them at BLNC@edpnc.com. Please note that if electricity is lost, you will be unable to get through. You can instead…
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08/29/2019

Carvana to Invest More Than $30 Million in Concord

Carvana, a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, will locate a new inspection and reconditioning facility in Cabarrus County, creating more than 400 jobs. The company will invest more than $30 million in Concord over the coming years. “The online marketplace only works for buyers and sellers when hardworking people are moving…
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08/29/2019

Policygenius to Create at least 377 Jobs in Durham County

Policygenius, a fast-growing online insurance platform, will locate a new technical and operations center in Durham County, creating at least 377 jobs over the next five years. The company will invest nearly $6 million in Durham. “Policygenius joins a growing number of high-tech firms choosing the Research Triangle because of North Carolina’s ability to meet…
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