Throughout today’s economy, job creation is largely an urban phenomenon. It is true in North Carolina, too, as employment figures released last week attest: Orange County’s 3.9 percent jobless rate stands in stark contrast to Graham County’s 12.8 percent. But recent experiences in southeastern North Carolina offer evidence that a sound strategy for rural economies may be no farther away than the nearest dinner table.
Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that BlueScope Buildings
North America will be expanding its facility in Scotland County and creating 115 new jobs over the next three years. The company plans to invest $9.2 million in the city
of Laurinburg over the same period.
Gov. Pat McCrory and other state and local officials marked the ceremonial start of construction Tuesday on a planned 101,000 squarefoot cold storage facility expected to help increase exports at the Port of Wilmington.
Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Asbury Carbons, Inc. will locate a new facility in Robeson County. The move will create 25 new jobs during the next three years with a company investment of more than $8 million in Lumberton.
Southeastern Health (SeHealth) has been awarded a $500,000 grant by The Golden LEAF Foundation to assist with the renovation of a portion of Southeastern Regional Medical Center for the organization’s Medical Education program.
Move Highlights Southeast Region’s Appeal to Foreign Direct Investors. Surging demand for laminated glass used as building materials has led Kuraray America, Inc., to expand its presence in Bladen County to include a 175,000 square-foot logistics center at the Elizabethtown Airport Industrial Park.
ST. PAULS - By this summer, poultry producer Sanderson Farms Inc. plans to start constructing a processing plant that will employ 1,100 workers on the outskirts of this Robeson County town.
"I think it's probably one of the best things we've had in 30 years," St. Pauls Mayor Gordon "Buddy" Westbrook said. "We need the project. We need the jobs, so it's great."
SOUTHEASTERN N.C. | Once again, Brunswick County is among the nation's fastestgrowing counties, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Butterball, LLC will expand its operations in Hoke County and create 367 new jobs over the next three years.
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington has been named one of the top 50 institutions in the country by The Business Journals. Featuring 484 four-year colleges and universities, The Business Journals' rankings are based on 19 indicators of academic excellence and affordability.