LELAND, N.C. — The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce recently conducted an online citizen survey to obtain citizens’ input and feedback on issues that impact northern Brunswick County, including the state of the economy, the proposed port in Southport, residents’ shopping habits and the greatest challenges facing northern Brunswick County. A total of 237 people completed the survey.
RALEIGH, N.C. — DuBose Strapping, Inc. is expanding its production facility in Sampson County, a move expected to create 34 jobs and generate investments $10.5 million during the next three years in Clinton.
DuBose Strapping is a manufacturer and distributor of steel banding and steel banding equipment. Located in Clinton since 1991, the company currently employs 93 people in Sampson County. The company plans to install plastic strap manufacturing equipment to expand the company’s product offerings. The addition of plastic strapping to the company’s existing steel products will position DuBose Strapping as a full line packing products provider.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following Friday’s report that only 67,000 new jobs were created in the private sector in August, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Chief Economist, Dr. Martin Regalia, issued the following statement:
“The employment data released today shows another month of anemic job growth in the private sector and an outright decline in the total number of jobs.
“While this data was better than expected, it is a sad day when such a dismal number exceeds our expectations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In his annual State of American Business address, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue called upon leaders in government, business, labor, and across society to unite around the ambitious goal of creating 20 million jobs over the next decade.
“Our nation faces many big challenges, but no priority is more important than putting jobless Americans back to work,” Donohue said. “Over the long term, only a strong private sector—backed by sensible government policies with rational levels of regulation and taxation and a reasonable degree of certainty—can create 20 million jobs.”
harlotte, NC – Husqvarna, a global leader in outdoor power equipment, will double its Charlotte workforce with the opening of a new North American headquarters. Husqvarna plans to add 160 workers over the next three years and invest $2.75 million in the project. The company currently employs 160 workers in Charlotte.
Husqvarna is based in Sweden and employs more than 15,000 workers in 42 countries. It is the world’s largest producer of chainsaws, lawn mowers and other gas-powered garden equipment such as trimmers and leaf blowers. Its products are sold in North America under many brand names including Husqvarna, Poulan, PoulanPro, Weed Eater, Dixon, Gardena and Jonsered.
Statesville, NC – Talon Systems Inc., an international manufacturer of household storage cabinets and furniture, will hire 90 workers over the next three years and invest $5.9 million to open its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Statesville. The project was made possible in part by a One North Carolina Fund grant of $46,590.
“This is the latest example of North Carolina’s ability to attract international companies looking for the perfect U.S. location to invest and grow,” Perdue said. “I will continue to foster a business climate that helps new companies locate here and existing companies expand.”
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today launched its Campaign for Free Enterprise, American Free Enterprise. Dream Big. (www.FreeEnterpriseAmerica.com) This unprecedented national campaign, one of the most significant in the Chamber’s nearly 100 years, will urge Americans to embrace the essential role that free enterprise plays in the success of our country.