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Honda Power Equipment marks 35 years with $46.5 million expansion, new product announcements

Officials at Honda Power Equipment, a subsidiary of Honda Motor Co. (NYSE: HMC), on Tuesday marked the company’s 35th anniversary by announcing a 135,000-square-foot expansion of its plant in the Alamance County town of Swepsonville. The $46.5 million expansion will in part provide manufacturing space for Honda’s new model-GCV general purpose engine, which will be… Read more »


Study: NC is 7th best state for aerospace manufacturing

North Carolina is the seventh-best state for aerospace manufacturing, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ 2019 aerospace manufacturing attractiveness rankings. PwC, a multinational consultancy and accounting firm, conducts the study every year to assess where U.S. aerospace companies are investing for manufacturing facilities. The study considered a variety of factors, including aerospace manufacturing cost, infrastructure and tax policies… Read more »


Forsyth Tech breaks ground on new aviation tech lab

A recent study commissioned by Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem suggested the airport would be in a position to attract more aviation-related companies if the community could deliver more workers trained in aviation maintenance and avionics. That potential outcome resulted in an approved $16 million Forsyth County bond referendum, culminating in Wednesday’s ceremonial groundbreaking for… Read more »


American Airlines Features the Carolina Core in In-Flight Magazine

The 32-page special feature appears in American Way magazine, the in-flight publication available in your seatback on every American Airlines plane globally. The Spotlight featured section in American Way highlights communities and cities around the world. July’s edition promotes the Triad and Carolina Core, focusing on economic development, education, manufacturing, medicine and innovation, and more.… Read more »


Businesses, research, residential living come together as Wake Forest Innovation Quarter continues to grow

As Wake Forest Innovation Quarter continues to take shape as a hub of activity where people work, live, learn and play, its officials are exploring this urban-based innovation district’s next phase of development. “The fact that there’s stuff under construction all the time makes it a little more complicated, but we’re working through that and… Read more »


More than 100 pharmaceutical jobs coming to Harnett County

India-based KriGen Pharmaceuticals plans to bring more than 100 jobs to Lillington. The company announced Wednesday it will convert one of the former book factory’s three buildings on Edwards Brothers Drive into a pharmaceuticals plant that will make medical IV bags and liquid injectables. Read more…



.@ptpNC Chairman Stan Kelly and President & CEO Mike Fox had the pleasure of showing @VinFastUS CEO Van Anh Nguyen around the @WyndhamChamp.

Major sporting events and new economic developments like the VinFast facility create exponential economic impact in the #CarolinaCore!

Sean Suggs (@Toyota), Mark Owens (@greater_ws) & David Wilensky (@boomaero) had a fantastic day at the @WyndhamChamp Wednesday Pro-Am with @PGATOUR pros @taylormooregolf & @_dennymccarthy.

The #WyndhamChamp creates a huge economic impact in the #CarolinaCore each year!

Here's a chance to brag on Triad innovation through coolest thing made in NC contest #TriadInno #manufacturing #automation #innovation @NCCarolinaCore @ptpNC @gsochamber @greater_ws @alamancechamber

Congratulations, @Randolph_EDC, for putting on a great celebratory annual meeting.
The program featured remarks from an existing-and-expanding company (Technimark) and a new project (Toyota North America).
Impressive momentum is underway in the @NCCarolinaCore.

Here we grow again!

A regulatory bill passed into law last week reserves another $225 million for growth of @Toyota's plant in the #CarolinaCore. #econdev


With an increasing need for STEM workers in the #CarolinaCore with companies like @Toyota and @boomaero hiring soon, @Coretechmold22 started a summer camp: Molding Kids for Success STEM Camp.

Core makes plastic parts for @VolvoTrucks, @MackTrucks & more!

Exciting news out of Chatham County!

@VinFastUS is beginning to prep for their $4 billion car manufacturing plant this month with production of vehicles set to begin in 2024.


#CarolinaCore communities are investing in regional amenities that improve our quality of life. @HPEDC is adding 15+ new restaurants and shops, @gsochamber has the @WyndhamChamp and @greater_ws has the @wsopen, plus more! Check it out ⬇️

Labcorp to spin off its clinical development business, creating second public company #spinoff #IPO #biotech #healthcare @Labcorp @alamancechamber @ptpNC @NCCarolinaCore

The #CarolinaCore continually invests in workforce development initiatives that fuel regional industry needs. From local internships to apprenticeship programs, we provide talent with hands-on training for careers in engineering, cybersecurity and more.

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