North Carolina | Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions

Workforce training is still job one for locations vying to compete for high-tech projects, but talent acquisition—a.k.a. recruiting—now is a critical component for success.


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Workforce training is still job one for locations vying to compete for high-tech projects, but talent acquisition—a.k.a. recruiting—now is a critical component for success.

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Latest: Workforce Development Training & Talent Acquisition - Workforce training is still job one for locations vying to compete for high-tech projects, but talent acquisition—a.k.a. recruiting—now is a critical component for success.

Workforce Development Training & Talent Acquisition

Workforce training is still job one for locations vying to compete for high-tech projects, but talent acquisition—a.k.a. recruiting—now is a critical component for success.

North Carolina Lands Amada Manufacturing Facility, 201 New Jobs

The sheet metal fabricating equipment manufacturer will invest $87 million to develop a new product line in High Point, NC. 

Advanced Manufacturing: The Cobots Are Coming

Collaborative robots (a.k.a. cobots), designed to work alongside human workers, are the next big thing in advanced manufacturing. More than 150,000 cobots will be in use by 2020, a number expected to exceed 700,000 by 2025.

STEM Leaders

Locations across the country are racing to make sure their higher ed resources are producing stem-skilled graduates. Here are our picks for the top tier of the leaderboard.

Top Utilities: Powering Growth

Our Editor’s Choice selections for Top Utilities include the leaders who are upgrading their grids, diversifying their energy sources and doing what it takes to power economic development.

Two International Companies Expanding In Mecklenburg County, NC

KURZ and Yokohama Tire Corporation will invest a total of nearly $24 million and create 146 jobs combined.

U.S. Technology Sector Added Nearly 200,000 Jobs In 2017

At $1.6 trillion, the tech sector is one of the largest components of the nation's economy, according to Cyberstates™ 2018.

GE Aviation Investing $105M In North Carolina Expansion

The aircraft engine and components manufacturer will add 146 jobs at its facilities in Asheville and West Jefferson, NC, with support from a performance-based state grant.

Ernst & Young Expansion Creating 375 Jobs In North Carolina

Ernst & Young LLP will invest $8.2 million to expand its operations in Mecklenburg County, NC over the next five years.

Provo, Raleigh, Dallas Top Best Performing Cities List

The annual Milken Institute analysis demonstrates the impact of policymaking on jobs, wages, technology development, and other measures in both large and small cities across the U.S.

North Carolina Lands Triangle Tyre’s First U.S. Manufacturing Plant

The China-based tire maker will create 800 jobs and invest nearly $580 million at an advanced manufacturing megasite site located in Kingsboro, NC.

Aerospace Company Investing $55M In North Carolina

Spirit AeroSystems North Carolina, Inc. will expand its Kinston, NC operations with help from a performance-based grant from Lenoir County.

Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Expanding In North Carolina

Fresenius Kabi will expand its manufacturing operations and create hundreds of new jobs in Wilson County, NC with help from a Job Development Investment Grant.

Centers of Technology: The Future Is Now

From national manufacturing innovation institutes to university-led high-tech clusters and incubators, locations far and wide are stepping up to bring tomorrow’s breakthroughs to today’s market.

Premtec Expanding In North Carolina

The division of New York Airbrake will invest more than $1M, create 28 new jobs at its Salisbury, NC facility.

LS Tractor USA Investing $11.5M In North Carolina

The agriculture equipment distributor will expand its Nash County operations, adding 31 jobs over five years while upgrading its offices and facilities in Battleboro, NC.

EGGER Building First U.S. Manufacturing Facility In North Carolina

The manufacturer of wood-based materials will invest $700 million and create 770 jobs at the Davidson County, NC facility.

Austin, Charlotte, Denver Are Tops In BF’s Growth Chart

Austin, TX has been named the top metro for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 13th Annual Rankings Report.

California Keeps Crown As King Of Solar Power

California retains its crown as the nation's king of solar power: The Golden State was the top-ranked state in all three solar power categories in Business Facilities' 13th Annual Rankings Report.

Smaller U.S. Cities Joining Technology Boom

Increasingly, tech firms are bypassing celebrated traditional locations in favor of cities which are not typically associated with the technology sector.

Infosys Will Create 2,000 Tech Jobs In North Carolina By 2021

Raleigh, NC is the second of four planned Technology and Innovation Hubs that will employ 10,000 workers in the U.S.

Borealis Compounds Investing $15M In North Carolina Facility

The Austrian automotive plastics manufacturer is building a new plant in Taylorsville, NC.

Robotics Manufacturer Expanding In North Carolina

ATI Industrial Automation is getting set to break ground on its largest-ever expansion, which will create 275 new jobs at its Apex, NC operations.

Top Utilities: The Power Behind Growth

The leading utilities are finding innovative ways to seal the deal on new development projects. They’re also ahead of the curve on low-cost efficiency, smart-grid technology and the conversion to renewables.

Sports Apparel Maker Chooses North Carolina For First Plant Outside Asia

Taiwan-based Everest Textile Co. will invest $18.5 million in a new manufacturing plant in Forest City, NC, creating 610 jobs.

Insulation Maker Creating 100 Jobs In North Carolina

K-FLEX will invest $45M to nearly double the size of its Franklin County manufacturing operations, creating 100 new jobs.

NYC Most, Huntsville Least Expensive U.S. Office Markets

BOMA has compiled a list of the most and least expensive office markets in the U.S., accounting for both operating expenses and rental rates.

Yokohama Tire Chooses North Carolina

The Japan-based tire company will build a new Technical Development Center in the City of Concord, NC, creating 56 jobs.

Prescient Bringing 205 Jobs To North Carolina

The construction industry innovator will invest nearly $19 million in a new East Coast operations center in Alamance County, NC.

State Focus: The Carolina Closeness

While North and South Carolina are clearly separate entities, they share more than a border when it comes to business.

2016 State Rankings: CA, TX Repeat As Solar, Wind Power Capacity Kings

California maintained its spot as top-ranked state for Installed Solar Power Capacity and Texas kept its crown as king of Installed Wind Power Capacity in Business Facilities' 12th Annual Rankings Report.

Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report: State Rankings

BF’s 12TH ANNUAL RANKINGS report is our most comprehensive analysis to date of the locations that are leading the pack in the most important benchmarks for sustainable growth in the 21st century. Part One: State Rankings.

CSX Plans $272M North Carolina Intermodal Rail Terminal

The Edgecombe County infrastructure project, scheduled to open in 2020, will be a “major transportation hub” in Southeast U.S.

Aerospace Manufacturer Moving To North Carolina

California-based Dynamic Air Engineering Inc. is investing $6.8 million to relocate to the city of Claremont in Catawba County, NC.

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