Precision Manufacturer to Relocate Headquarters to Southeastern N.C.

Precision Swiss Products, Inc. a manufacturer of high precision component parts, will create 125 new jobs in Brunswick County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest more than $9.3 million to locate its headquarters and manufacturing facility to the International Logistics Park shared by Brunswick and Columbus counties. “We are excited to have…

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Gov. Cooper Commits to Offshore Wind Power as N.C. Creates Jobs by Transitioning to a Clean Energy Economy

Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order No. 218 on June 9, highlighting North Carolina’s commitment to offshore wind power as the state transitions to a clean energy economy. The Executive Order directs actions to help North Carolina secure the jobs and economic development expected from this industry’s estimated $140 billion investment over the next 15 years to develop…

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North Carolina Main Street Communities Achieve National Accreditation for 2021

Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Main Street & Rural Planning Center at the North Carolina Department of Commerce has announced that 52 North Carolina communities have been designated as a 2021 Accredited Main Street America™ program. This accreditation status is Main Street America’s top tier recognition and signifies a demonstrated commitment to comprehensive commercial district revitalization and a…

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Governor Cooper Announces Apple Will Create 3,000 Jobs in Wake County

Personal technology company will invest $1 billion in North Carolina Raleigh, N.C. – Apple has selected North Carolina’s Research Triangle region as the location for its newest research and development campus and will create 3,000 jobs in Wake County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Apple plans to invest more than $1 billion in the state by…

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N.C. Department of Commerce Honors 2020 N.C. Main Street Award Winners

Raleigh, N.C. – Nine communities will receive awards for excellence in downtown revitalization during the North Carolina Main Street Awards Ceremony this evening. Liz Parham, Director of the North Carolina Main Street and Rural Planning Center will present the awards virtually in categories that include economic vitality, design, promotion and organization.  “We are delighted to honor…

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Offshore Wind Industry Offers Potential for New Jobs and Billions of Investment in North Carolina

New report projects a $100+ billion U.S. market opportunity, recommends next steps to attract manufacturing supply chain to the state Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina stands well positioned to attract a significant portion of a more than $100 billion market opportunity from the growing offshore wind energy industry, according to a comprehensive new report released today…

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Secretary Sanders Begins Commerce Service Focusing on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Inclusion

Research Triangle Park, N.C. – Machelle Baker Sanders affirmed her oath of office as North Carolina’s Secretary of Commerce on Monday during a ceremony at the First Flight Venture Center. Secretary Sanders’ choice of the Research Triangle Park venue honors the ongoing importance of innovation, entrepreneurship, and inclusion to the state’s economy.  Secretary Sanders assumes her role…

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Cardinal Foods to Invest $26 Million in Burgaw, Becoming One of the Largest Sweet Potato Fry Production Facilities in the World

Wilmington, N.C., Cardinal Foods LLC, a Burgaw-based food processor, announced today significant plans to expand its facility and services in Pender County. The company currently provides growers across the eastern US with solutions for fruit and vegetable processing, marketing and distribution. Company plans call for expanded capacity to better serve blueberry, sweet potato and butternut squash…

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