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ECONOMIC SUMMIT EXPLORES BUSINESS RECRUITMENT EFFORTS

“We’re doing a better job of telling our story that we have something for you to come to and hopefully that will help stop that migration.” Oppie Jordan Carolinas Gateway Partnership vice president, Edgecombe County recruiter By COREY DAVIS Staff Writer WILSON – A packed room that included several business and city leaders from the Twin Counties gathered Wednesday morning at the Wilson Country Club to hear the economic development outlook for Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson and Johnston counties. It was the second of a three-part economic summit series co-hosted by the Triangle Business Journal and Research Triangle Regional Partnership. The panelists included Carolinas Gateway Partnership vice presidents, Krista Ikirt, who recruits for Nash County and Oppie Jordan, recruiter for Edgecombe County. The four Eastern North Carolina economic development leaders fielded questions from Triangle Business Journal real estate reporter Amanda Hoyle, who served as the moderator, and also fro ...

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Tarboro Commerce Site Recognized as Electricities-Certified Site

The Tarboro Commerce Site - one of two prime sites in the Tarboro region - has been recognized as an Electricities-certified site.

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Southern Bank Makes Significant Contribution to the Carolinas Gateway Partnership Capital Campaign

Southern Bank and Trust Company has committed a significant contribution to the Carolinas Gateway Partnership during the current five year Capital Campaign and Mike Bryant,  Executive Vice President and Area Executive for the West Region of the Bank will join the Partnership's Executive Committee. 

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Nash County in top ten for jobs, ranks fifth in manufacturing

Manufacturing continuously has been a leading industry in the local area. 

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Partnership Gets New Chairman

The Carolinas Gateway Partnership’s Board of Director unanimously voted to name Don Williams, president of Lewis Advertising Inc., as the new chairman of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership.

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Good Leadership Drives Carolinas Gateway Capital Campaign

Thanks to the legacy of John Gessaman and the leadership of Frank Harrison, once again, the Carolinas Gateway Partnership has completed another record capital campaign.

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Wells Fargo Contributes Significant Donation To The Carolinas Gateway Partnership

Wells Fargo has once again renewed its support of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership for the next five years with a financial contribution of $50,000 presented to the organization’s Capital Campaign.

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Universal Leaf North America U.S., Inc. Announces a New Business to Produce Innovative Food Ingredients in Nash County

Universal Leaf North America U.S., Inc. (“ULNA”) today announced the launch of Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients, Inc. (“CIFI” www.innovativefoodingredients.com ), a new venture of ULNA’s parent, Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV).

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Nut Butter Manufacturer Selects Nash County for first US Facility

Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Nutkao USA, Inc. will be locating its nut butter manufacturing operation in Nash County. The company plans to create 100 new jobs and invest more than $17 million over the next five years in Rocky Mount.

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Hospira Unveils New Quality Laboratory and Investments at Rocky Mount, N.C., Plant

Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, today unveiled a new quality and analytical testing laboratory at its Rocky Mount, N.C., plant in a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and other local and state government leaders.

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