North Carolina

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout North Carolina.

Laurens County

Malouf Companies Investing $47.2M In South Carolina

Home furnishings and consumer goods company Malouf will create 240 jobs at its Laurens County, SC warehousing and distribution facility. 
Amgen, Holly Springs, North Carolina

New Amgen Manufacturing Facility To Create 355 Jobs In North Carolina

Global biotech company Amgen will invest $550 million to build a manufacturing facility in Holly Springs, NC.
Metro Rankings

Hartford, Raleigh And Boise Are Top Millennial Magnets

Greater Hartford, CT; Raleigh, NC; and Boise, ID were named the top three Millennial Magnets in Business Facilities' 2021 Metro Rankings Report.
industrial clusters

Can Industrial Clusters Help Reduce Harmful Emissions?

ACEEE's Director of Industrial Program discusses how clusters of industrial companies offer a powerful approach to developing and deploying low-carbon infrastructure.
2021 State Rankings

Virginia Has Best Business Climate, Tech Talent Pipeline

Virginia has Best Business Climate, also tops in Tech Talent Pipeline and Cybersecurity Leaders; Texas leads new Semiconductors ranking in Business Facilities' 17th Annual Rankings Report.
17th Annual Rankings Report Virginia

Business Facilities’ 17th Annual Rankings Report

Our most comprehensive rankings compilation to date, our 17th Annual Rankings Report features 60 categories that highlight State, Metro and Global leaders building the foundation for a future of sustainable growth.
Cabarrus County, NC

$740M Beverage Campus To Be Built In Cabarrus County, NC

In the largest economic development announcement in Cabarrus County, NC history, Red Bull and Rauch North America will create more than 400 jobs at The Grounds at Concord.
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NC Governor Visits Clean Energy Apprenticeship Pilot Program

Halifax Lighthouse Solar Camp is the first hybrid apprenticeship model of its kind in North Carolina, combining in-class experience with paid job experience through Strata Clean Energy.
Roseburg Forest Products, Halifax County, NC

Roseburg Forest Products To Create 137 Jobs In North Carolina

Roseburg Forest Products will invest $200 million to develop a sustainable high-tech sawmill operation in Halifax County, NC.
North Carolina

North Carolina: Apple Picks Research Triangle Park for $1B Campus

Apple's new North Carolina campus is expected to create 3,000 new jobs in machine learning, artificial intelligence and software engineering.
customized training programs

Customized Training Programs: Finding The Perfect Fit

Everywhere from factory floors to research labs to virtual space—and every work space in between—today’s customized training programs are ensuring that new hires quickly get up to speed.
Talent Attraction

Talent Attraction: Millennial Magnets

Millennials will soon make up 75 percent of the U.S. workforce—and locations that offer the right balance of living, working and playing are the frontrunners to acquire their skills.
May / June 2021

May / June 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 3)

The May / June 2021 Issue features a look at millennial magnets and customized training programs. Plus, how the manufacturing industry can keep and attract workers.
Credit Karma

Credit Karma Expansion Will Create 600 Jobs In North Carolina

Fintech company Credit Karma will invest $13 million to expand Charlotte tech hub and create its East Coast headquarters.
North Carolina

Biotech Company, Boat Maker To Create 700 Jobs In North Carolina

With help from NC's Job Development Investment Grant, CARsgen Therapeutics will create about 200 jobs in Durham; White River Marine Group has a target of 500 jobs in Craven County.
Amazon

Amazon Investing $100M In North Carolina 

Seattle-based e-retail giant Amazon will create 500 jobs at its new import processing center in Smithfield, NC.
Local Government Leadership Program

15 Cities, Counties Picked For LEED Government Leadership Program

Local Government Leadership Program uses the LEED for Cities rating system to reduce climate change, advance resilience and social equity .
mRNA vaccines

Locations For The Biotech Industry: Microscopic Miracles

Successful introduction of mRNA vaccines has created a platform for the rapid development of new treatments.
Apple U.S. investment

Apple To Invest $430B Across U.S. Over Next Five Years

Apple will build a new $1B North Carolina campus, and make job-creating investments in advanced manufacturing and clean energy throughout the country.
shipping

Top Logistics Hubs: Delivering The Goods

The disruptions caused by the pandemic fueled skyrocketing shipping costs, which should ease as market fundamentals return to something resembling normal this year.

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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