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Sanderson Farms to build plant in St. Pauls, employ 1,100

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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."

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Enviva Plans Call for Over $214 Million in Southeast, 160 Jobs

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Demand for renewable energy by European utilities is driving job creation and investment in Southeastern North Carolina. In September, Bethesda, Md.-based Enviva Partners, LP, unveiled plans to build wood-pellet manufacturing facilities in Richmond and Sampson counties in a $214 million project that will utilize the region’s forestry resources.. The two production sites will create about160 permanent jobs by the end of 2017.

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Kuraray's Arrival Highlights Region's FDI Appeal

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Last summer’s acquisitionbyJapan’s Kuraray Co., Ltd., of DuPont's glass laminating solutions and vinyls business in Bladen County is evidence that the Southeast Region continues to draw a handsome share of foreign direct investment (FDI)

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New Investors Support Partnership's Regional Vision

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Regional business leaders continue to show support for The Southeastern Partnership and its efforts to bring new jobs and economic investment to North Carolina’s Southeast Region. In recent months, six companies and organizations have stepped forward to support the organization as investors:

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