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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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December 14, 2018

$17M spec building under construction in Kannapolis

A $17 million spec building is nearing completion in Kannapolis. The building is located on Kannapolis Parkway near Stewart-Haas Racing and the intersection of N.C. 73. It is also in close proximity to the new Kannapolis Amazon Distribution Facility. “We look forward to the addition of this new 300,000 square…

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December 14, 2018

Summit examines local economy

A roomful of business and community leaders and local officials from across the Twin Counties came out for the 2018 Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Summit on Wednesday at the Rose Hill Conference Center. The summit consisted of Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney giving an overview of…

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December 14, 2018

Community gives input for Elkin’s future

In two days last week, community members floated in and out of sessions designed to allow them to have input on how they would like to see Elkin’s future develop and grow. The input sessions are part of the master plan development process being overseen by WithersRavenel, who was contracted…

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December 14, 2018

Warp Clarkton seeking job applicants

Warp Clarkton, in operations for several months, has announced and expansion and a call for job applicants in Bladen County. New Generation Yarn Corp., its formal name, has between 75 and 100 jobs and represents a $4 million investment. Applications for jobs are being accepted through NCWorks and at the…

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November 21, 2018

New inventory could bring tax credits to more buildings

Elizabeth City officials hope to update the city’s inventory of historic buildings, potentially opening up dozens of properties to tax incentives for redevelopment. City Manager Rich Olson said Monday he will ask City Council to fund a new survey of the city’s inventory of historic buildings. The city’s current inventory…

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