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October 24, 2019

Lumberton eyes return to Main Street

With Lumberton’s downtown enjoying an improved outlook, the city is seeking to return to an accredited Main Street Community status in order to move forward through citizen, business and government planning and collaboration. READ MORE…

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October 24, 2019

Eden lands textile giant, 85 jobs

Textile giant Gildan Activewear, Inc., tightened its weave with the community announcing a $17 million investment in an expansion to its yarn spinning operation here and the creation of 85 jobs. Hiring has already begun and new workers should crank up the mill by January 2020, Gildan officials said Tuesday…

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September 26, 2019

Sanford wins India-based manufacturing plant, $127 million investment

Bharat Forge America, Inc. will invest $127.3 million to build an aluminum forging plant to manufacture automobile components in Sanford, North Carolina. The company plans to create 304 jobs in Lee County. India-based Bharat Forge and its subsidiary Bharat Forge Aluminum USA, Inc. are part of the Kalyani Group of…

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September 26, 2019

Raleigh and Cary land NSF grant, investments

Fifth generation (5G) wireless networks hold promise to be as much as 10 times more efficient than current 4G networks, with faster speeds and higher capacity to support many more data connections than previously possible. To ensure the nation’s leadership in 5G, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and an industry…

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September 26, 2019

Durham’s downtown came back from brink with creative partnerships

Downtown Durham was in trouble. The North Carolina city was hit hard by the loss of industries like tobacco, textiles, farming and furniture, and the situation had become dire by the 1990s. Everything downtown, from the iconic brick tobacco buildings to textile factories, was shuttered. “When those economies began to…

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September 19, 2019

Aberdeen’s infrastructure investment attracts new businesses

A newly installed sewer line that connects the future Aberdeen Elementary school currently under construction on N.C. 5 to the town’s public utilities is not yet in use by students, but business interest is lining up. “We are getting regular inquiries for development already,” Town Manager Paul Sabiston told town…

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September 19, 2019

Rockingham secures $200,000 grant, leading to $5 million investment

Governor Roy Cooper’s office announced a grant of $200,000 to Novipax to renovate their 79,902 square foot manufacturing plant in Rockingham. The renovation will allow the creation of 20 to 25 new jobs in Richmond County and the company will additionally invest $5 million, according to Economic Developer Martie Butler.

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September 19, 2019

Halifax lands 120 jobs, $4.5 million investment from PCB Piezotronics

PCB Piezotronics of North Carolina, a designer and manufacturer of high-precision sensors used in a variety of test and measurement and industrial settings, will invest nearly $4.5 million to consolidate production operations currently located in China and California to its facility in Halifax County, North Carolina. The project is expected…

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September 19, 2019

High Point leaders break ground on $80 million development project

One day after High Point University announced its 10-year growth plan, the city of High Point broke ground on an $80 million dollar development project. City leaders say it’s a way to move the city forward. READ MORE…

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September 4, 2019

Kinston welcomes new company, 145 jobs to Global Transpark

The North Carolina Global Transpark welcomed Jetstream Aviation Aug. 29 with a groundbreaking ceremony.

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