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

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.
Abzena, Sanford, NC

Abzena To Create 325 Jobs In North Carolina

Life sciences contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) Abzena will invest $213 million to establish a new manufacturing operation in Sanford, NC.
life sciences

Life Sciences Hubs: Good Genes, GREAT Growth

Billions in private equity and public funding are flowing into the life sciences sector, which is front and center in the battle against the pandemic.
North Carolina Food Industry

North Carolina: One-Stop Shop For Food Industry

When it comes to the entire food chain—from agriculture to agribusiness to food and beverage manufacturing—North Carolina is second to none.
Robinhood, Charlotte, NC

Robinhood To Create Nearly 400 Jobs In North Carolina

California-based financial services firm Robinhood will invest $11.7 million in a new customer experience and account operations center in Charlotte, NC.
Research Triangle Regional Partnership

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Ryan Combs, Research Triangle Regional Partnership

Ryan Combs, Executive Director at North Carolina's Research Triangle Regional Partnership, discusses foreign direct investment, higher education, and biotech in the region.
Arrival electric delivery vans

Arrival Building Second U.S. Microfactory In North Carolina

Electric vehicle (EV) maker Arrival will invest $41.2M in a new microfactory in Charlotte, NC, bringing more than 250 new jobs to the region.
Biogen Gene Therapy

Biogen To Invest $200M In NC Gene Therapy Manufacturing Facility

Biogen’s new innovative and scalable gene therapy manufacturing facility will support plans to advance its gene therapy portfolio, employ approximately 90 in Research Triangle Park, NC.
shovel-ready sites

Shovel-Ready Sites: Certified And Ready To Go

Precertified sites—A.K.A. shovel-ready sites—speed up the development cycle for projects by cutting the red tape and lining up key approvals in advance of the site selection process.
Top Utilities

Top Utilities: Power Players

Electricity demand in the commercial sector was down by 6 percent while the industrial sector saw a 6.9 percent reduction in 2020 due to the impact of the pandemic on the U.S. economy.

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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