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September 4, 2019

Town of Spencer, Rowan County earn 30 jobs, $11.75 million investment from Innospec

Innospec, located adjacent to Interstate 85 in northern Rowan County, will add 30 jobs to its local facility and invest $11.75 million in new equipment and improvements, the Rowan Economic Development Commission announced Friday.

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September 4, 2019

Rocky Mount attracts 96 jobs, $4.7 million investment from FFE Transportation Services

A temperature-controlled food products motor carrier — reportedly owned by two wealthy brothers in Mississippi — is going to open a new service center along the North Church Street corridor on the far north to northeastern side of Rocky Mount.

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August 28, 2019

Lumberton secures grant to beautify downtown

A mural roughly 40 feet high and 100 feet wide is the latest addition to downtown Lumberton. The flora and fauna mural also is the latest project of Rediscover Downtown Lumberton, an initiative by the city to revive the downtown area. It recently was completed by Cary muralist Scott Nurkin.

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August 28, 2019

Elizabeth City lands 90 jobs, $6 million investment in Hockmeyer expansion

Hockmeyer Equipment Corporation, a process equipment maker, will create 90 new jobs as it expands its operations in Pasquotank County, Governor Roy Cooper announced August 21. The company will invest $6 million with an expansion in Elizabeth City.

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August 21, 2019

Coworking venture doubles footprint in Winston-Salem

Flywheel Coworking has signed a long-term lease in Winston-Salem that will double its footprint in the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to more than 18,000 square feet.

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August 21, 2019

Sanford secures hundreds of jobs, $500 million investment in Pfizer expansion

Pfizer announced Wednesday an additional half billion dollar investment and about 300 new jobs at a new state-of-the-art gene therapy manufacturing facility in Sanford.

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August 20, 2019

Concord to be site of Carvana expansion, $35 million investment

It appears that online used-car retailer Carvana has plans to open a center in the Charlotte region at the former Philip Morris plant site, a move expected to come with hundreds of new jobs, upon incentives approval.

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August 13, 2019

Xerox’s latest tech center, 600 jobs, coming to Cary

Xerox Corp. will open a North Carolina technology center employing about 600 people, passing up its current headquarters in Connecticut and former headquarters in Upstate New York for a growing Southern tech cluster. A North Carolina committee on Tuesday approved state and local incentives that could be worth more than…

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August 13, 2019

How a public-private partnership saved downtown Wilmington

An unprecedented public-private partnership transformed blocks of empty, rundown buildings into the vibrant downtown Wilmington enjoys today. In the late 1970s, DARE (Downtown Area Revitalization Effort) led efforts to save a dying downtown Wilmington. The unprecedented public-private partnership transformed blocks of empty, rundown buildings. Gene Merritt, a DARE founder, has been documenting the efforts that resulted in the vibrant downtown we enjoy today.

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August 13, 2019

Communications system manufacturer invests, expands in Elizabeth City

Telephonics Corporation, a communication system company, will invest $5.5 million in a new facility located in Elizabeth City with plans to create 75 jobs as it expands its operations in Pasquotank County, North Carolina.

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