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Gov. Pat McCrory's Public Schedule For Wednesday, July 16, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 05:40

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for Wednesday, July 16, 2014, as released by his office.

 
10 a.m. 
Site Visit to Northampton County Teach for America Summer STEM Program
Northampton County High School
750 NCHS Road
Conway
OPEN to credentialed press only.
 
 
3 p.m.
Economic Development Announcement
Greater Raleigh Chamber
800 South Salisbury Street 
Raleigh
OPEN to credentialed press only.
 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 05:41
 
Workforce Development Grants Top $10 Million Since 2007 PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:39

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The latest round of federal grants to North Carolina employers for retraining workers has pushed the grant total above $10 million, according to the state Department of Commerce.

 
After the latest round of applications in April to the Incumbent Workforce Development Program, the state awarded $717,530 to employers, helping 69 businesses and 1,655 workers. During the previous round of funding in October, 32 employers received $440,000 to help train more than 700 employees.
 
Each business applies for a grant through one of 23 local workforce development boards, which review the applications and submit them for evaluation to the N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions.
 
 
“We’re thrilled to see a growing number of businesses using this program to strengthen the skills of their workforce,” said Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker in a statement.  “These grants are a sound investment in today’s workforce and tomorrow’s economy.”
 
 Funding for the Incumbent Workforce Development Program is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.  
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:40
 
Department Of Commerce: $780 Million In Capital Investment Announced To Date PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 14 July 2014 10:08

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The N.C. Department of Commerce's Division of Business and Industry Development has released the following metrics for economic development activity through June 30, 2014.

 
 
** New projects assigned:  165 
** Projects announced: 60 
** Jobs announced: 5,590 
** Capital investment announced:  $780M
** Industry visits by existing industry staff: 366 
** Calls to Business Link N.C.: 9,895 
Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 10:09
 
Triangle's Valerie Macon Appointed State Poet Laureate PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 14 July 2014 09:56

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Valerie Macon, a 35-year resident of the state, has been given a two-year term as North Carolina's poet laureate.

 
Her duties involve traveling across the state to engage writers and readers of all ages in schools and communities, communicating with the press, and writing commemorative poems for historical or culturally important occasions.
 
The Fuquay-Varina resident is a graduate of Adelphi Business School and Meredith College.
 
Her first book of poetry, Shelf Life, portrays the joys and the sorrows of life. It was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, as was her second book, Sleeping Rough. 
 
“North Carolina’s poet laureates have had a passion for bringing poetry and literature to our citizens, and we look forward to witnessing Valerie Macon’s contributions to this long tradition,” said N.C. Arts Council Executive Director Wayne Martin in a statement.
 
Macon received the appointment from Gov. Pat McCrory.
Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 09:57
 
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