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March 1, 2019

Raleigh leaders OK master plan for Dix Park

Raleigh leaders took the next step toward the creation of Dix Park on Tuesday when they unanimously approved a master plan for the sprawling area near downtown. The decision was met with thunderous applause from park supporters, most wearing blue Dix Park T-shirts. Unzipping her jacket to reveal a blue…

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March 1, 2019

New six-story hotel planned for downtown Hendersonville

Hendersonville City Council voted late Thursday to begin negotiations with a developer to build a six-story downtown hotel on the Dogwood public parking lot. The Blue Star plan includes a 9,272-square-foot, 200-person conference space with 9,000 square feet of retail space, a rooftop bar and a second-story restaurant. The parking…

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March 1, 2019

Aetna plans to add 300 jobs at High Point operations

Aetna is expanding its operations facility here, a move expected to bring 300 new jobs by the end of 2020. It marks the second expansion at the health care company’s High Point location in the past year. Aetna late last year added 80 full-time equivalent jobs. Aetna, which is…

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March 1, 2019

Downtown Burlington building to be renovated as national HQ

Burlington “will offer many great amenities for our employees and help us to attract new team members that will play a key role in the continued success of our company for years to come,” Douglas Boteler, co-founder and CEO of National OnDemand, said in a statement. “The team did a…

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March 1, 2019

Major economic projects coming to Clayton, Selma

The Town of Selma is the site of a proposed 353-acre mixed-use development that will include a commercial and industrial area known as Eastfield Business Park. The Eastfield Project will include The Shops at Eastfield, Eastfield Estates, Eastfield Park and Eastfield Village. Developers expect to invest more than $287.5 million…

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January 11, 2019

Edenton B&G Club raising $100K to help renovate Walker site

The Boys and Girls Club of Edenton is raising funds to match a $100,000 grant from the 4 Others Foundation to help the nonprofit renovate the former D.F. Walker school building. The foundation, run by the family of Edenton native Dr. John Phillips, gave the same type of grant to…

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January 11, 2019

Eden, Rockingham County aim for large corporate clients with purchase of industrial site

The purchase of a 204.8-acre industrial site by the City of Eden and Rockingham County could propel the city into the spotlight for consideration by big tech industries looking for space to build and grow. And corporations have already this year shown interest in the site, officials said. Equipped with…

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January 11, 2019

Concord-Padgett Regional Airport noted for economic contributions in NC

Concord-Padgett Regional Airport’s contributions to North Carolina’s economy is approaching $1 billion dollars, according to a recently released state report. The report analyzed data from 2017, and Concord’s contribution included $821 million in economic output, more than 4,500 jobs, more than $191 million in personal income and more than $30…

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January 11, 2019

Growing Up, Two Longtime Moore County Businesses Lay Out Plans for New 2-Story Buildings

More people means more demand for services. Moore County’s population continues to creep upwards which, in turn, attracts new investment. On Tuesday, two longtime local businesses in the community presented plans for their newly expanded facilities to the Southern Pines Town Council. “It is a beautiful building and we appreciate…

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December 14, 2018

Benson launches economic development website — GrowBenson.com

Are you interested in opening a business in Benson? Looking for commercial or industrial property? Land? Buildings? Office space? Today, the Town of Benson introduces GrowBenson.com — your one-stop resource for doing business in Benson. Visit the website to search through available properties, view Benson statistics, find incentive grants and…

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