RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Economic Investment Committee (EIC), the North Carolina Economic Development Accountability and Standards Committee (EDASC), and the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority have released upcoming meeting dates for 2021. All meetings will be conducted by teleconference only, for the foreseeable future, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Teleconference instructions for joining…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Late last week, Governor Roy Cooper announced North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Tony Copeland will step down at the end of January. “I appreciate Tony Copeland’s willingness to join my cabinet and use his excellent skills and experience to help our state grow jobs and boost important programs like job training,” said…

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The following highlights noteworthy business news from across North Carolina. Grover Gaming’s Expansion Brings 200 New Jobs to Greenville: Grover Gaming Inc., a software development and design company with offices and distribution facilities in seven U.S. states, will expand its Greenville headquarters, adding 200 positions to its existing North Carolina workforce. The company will invest…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in October. In southeastern North Carolina, Brunswick County’s unemployment rate dropped from 7.7% in September to 7% in October, while Bladen County’s rate dropped from 6.7% to 6.1%, Columbus County’s rate dropped from 7.9% to 7.2%, and unemployment in…

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The North Carolina Department of Commerce released the county tier designations for 2021 today.  The designations, which are mandated by state law, play a role in several programs that assist in economic development. The 2021 rankings comply with the methodology prescribed by the North Carolina General Assembly in General Statute §143B-437.08, which identifies four economic…

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