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Jobs Watch: Davie County To See 450 New Manufacturing Jobs, $8.7 Million Expansion PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 06:09

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Ashley Furniture will create 450 new manufacturing jobs in Davie County over the next five years, part of an $8.7 million expansion announced Tuesday.

 The new phase of Ashley's expansion follows the jobs the firm created between 2012 and 2015 as part of a $250 million investment in Advance.

The jobs are expected to run the gamut, from drivers to IT professionals to upholstery experts.

Gov. Pat McCrory was on hand for the jobs announcement.

"We are extremely pleased with the pro-business attitude of the State of North Carolina and the efforts of our entire team. It has been a challenging and fulfilling journey, and we look forward to a very bright future in North Carolina," said Todd Wanek, Ashley's president and CEO.

Ashley received an award from the state's Job Development Investment Grant program (JDIG).

Economic Development Announcement Set For High Point PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 05:22

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The International Home Furnishings Center is set to host Gov. Pat McCrory for an economic development announcement.

The governor's public schedule for Tuesday shows a 2 p.m. stop at the Center in High Point.

Prior to the Guilford County event, the governor will be in Wake County for an appearance at a Food Lion store.

Both events are open to credentialed press.

Transportation Announcements On Tap For Buncombe and Wake Counties PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 12 October 2015 05:08

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Gov. Pat McCrory will traverse North Carolina Monday for two announcements related to transportation.

According to his public schedule, the governor will be the Wake County suburb of Garner on Monday at 10 a.m. Later in the day, at 2 p.m., he is set to make an announcement in Asheville.

Both events will take place at an office of the DMV. Both are open to credentialed press.

Pitt County Rep. Brian Brown Resigns Seat, Takes Job With Sen. Thom Tillis PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Friday, 09 October 2015 05:53

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Rep. Brian Brown is trading a seat in the legislature for a job representing Sen. Thom Tillis in eastern North Carolina. Brown announced his resignation this week, effective immediately.

Local Republican Party officials in Pitt County must now choose a replacement to serve out Brown's term.

In a letter to House Speaker Tim Moore, Brown reportedly expressed "mixed emotions" in leaving the House.


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