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Syngenta planning to expand Greensboro headquarters

Global provider of agricultural science and technology Syngenta along with Greensboro and state officials announced Tuesday the Greensboro site plans to expand. The company plans to expand its location on South Swing Road, a 70-acre facility housing 650 employees, and 100 contractors. According to Vern Hawkins, president of Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, the expansion and… Read more »


IndustryWeek: Manufacturing Marches On

Ramping Up Production in North Carolina Our final stop moves south, to Lexington, North Carolina, which recently became home to EGGER Group’s 20th manufacturing plant. It is also the Austrian company’s first site in North America, developed to better serve the U.S. market. Here the manufacturer will produce both raw particleboard as well as thermally… Read more »


Chick-Fil-A Creating 160 Jobs, $52 Million Investment in Carolina Core

Chick-fil-A’s new facility in Alamance County, scheduled to open in early 2022, is the company’s first permanent, full-scale distribution center outside of its headquarters location. According to Chick-fil-A Supply’s senior director, the Carolina Core “provides great access to talent and is in close proximity to major transit routes, enabling us to best serve our customers: Chick-fil-A franchised operators, licensees, and… Read more »


Publix announces expansion of east Greensboro distribution center

As site work continues on its 350-acre campus in east Greensboro, Publix has already announced an expansion to its 1.8 million-square-foot perishable foods distribution center in East Greensboro. The employee-owned company based in Lakeland, Florida, broke ground on its $400 million first phase in February at the site it acquired off U.S. 70 east of… Read more »


UPS To Invest More Than $316M In North Carolina; Add 592 Jobs

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UPS will undertake a significant expansion to its North Carolina presence with the addition of 592 jobs in Guilford and Alamance counties, otherwise known as the Carolina Core. The the multinational package delivery and supply-chain management company plans to invest a total of $316.4 million at two sites over the coming four years. “UPS appreciates the… Read more »


Purina Adding 300 Jobs in Carolina Core

Nestlé Purina PetCare is investing $450 million to transform a former brewery in the Carolina Core into an innovative, technically advanced pet food manufacturing facility. The 1.3 million-square-foot facility in Eden, North Carolina will employ more than 300 people. The company, which also considered sites in Ohio and Kentucky, chose the Carolina Core for its strong workforce and available real… Read more »


Prepac Manufacturing Investing $27.1M, Adding 201 Jobs

Canada-based Prepac Manufacturing Ltd., a North American manufacturer of Ready-to-Assemble furniture will invest $27.1 million to locate its new 260,000 square foot east coast furniture factory in Whitsett, North Carolina. The company plans to create 201 jobs in Guilford County. “When we started evaluating potential locations for our new east coast factory there were several good… Read more »


Wake Forest Baptist launches drone medical delivery service

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center launched a drone delivery service recently with UPS for time- and temperature-sensitive medical supplies, as well as personal protective equipment. The initiative involves UPS subsidiary UPS Flight Forward and iQ Healthtech Labs, which is based in downtown Winston-Salem’s Innovation Quarter. Read More…



Lots of momentum in the Carolina Core - check out some of the happenings here: #econdev #CarolinaCore

“New gene therapy plant being built in Sanford will employ 200 people; hiring is underway” #biotech @ncbiotech @GrowSanfordNC

Talent Attraction: Boomerangs are back in Greensboro! “Program Works to Bring Former Residents Back to Gate City” #talent @ActionGSO @gsochamber

Explore #Fayetteville #CumberlandCounty's latest community data & vacant sites/buildings:

#ExploreFayetteville #InvestFay #NorthCarolina #EconDev #EconomicDevelopment #SiteSelection @ZoomProspector

Greater Winston-Salem puts emphasis on local economic strengths in growth initiative #econdev @greater_ws #CarolinaCore

So many opportunities in #aviation here! FedEx, HAECO, hiring more than 500 workers at PTI @HAECO_Americas @flyfrompti

Lots of #Innovation in the textile industry! Hem Mills moving from Concord to the Burlington area, sets sights on growing hemp fabric manufacturing - @TriadBizAndy @alamancechamber

Our #highered assets contribute to the momentum in the region! The Syllabus: GTCC's latest campus improvement plan @JohnNewsomNR @_gtcc

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