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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…


‘Project Slugger’: New office tower to break ground outside Greensboro ballpark

Construction will soon begin on Greensboro’s first new downtown office tower in decades, all a part of “Project Slugger.” Front Street Capital announced plans for a groundbreaking on Thursday in the outfield of First National Bank Field, home of the Greensboro Grasshoppers. The 9-story, 110,000-square-foot tower  will stand at the corner of Eugene Street and… Read more »


SunTrust to relocate mortgage leadership team from Virginia to Greensboro as part of planned BB&T merger

The planned merger of regional banks BB&T Corp. and SunTrust Banks Inc. will result in some management jobs for the combined company being moved out of the Richmond region to Greensboro. SunTrust confirmed last week that it plans to locate the leadership team for the combined company’s mortgage business in Greensboro, which will mean relocating… Read more »


Regional leaders want U.S. 421 designated as future interstate

U.S. 421 will be an interstate highway if Piedmont Triad leaders have any say in the matter. It’s part of an effort to provide another asset to the marketing of the region for economic development, according to Jed McMillan of the Piedmont Triad Partnership. McMillan appeared before the Randolph County Board of Commissioners on Monday… Read more »



A spark has caught, and the #CarolinaCore is on the cusp of something great. Learn more about the latest regional #investments and companies that call our region home! #econdev

Calling all #CarolinaCore businesses! You can be a powerful voice for spreading the word about the region.

Access key talking points and downloads on our NC Carolina Core partner resources page:

The #CarolinaCore has a talent pool of over 2 million people, with access to over 30 colleges and universities with 250,000 students, robust transportation infrastructure, four international airports, industrial research parks and four mega sites.

Our partners have strategically come together to create a perfect environment for #econdev, resulting in the wins of @boomaero, @VinFastUS, @Toyota and more.

@SiteSelection featured a piece on how the strengths of the #CarolinaCore are helping NC soar.

We continue to plan for future growth and success!

The @US_EDA awarded @greensborocity a $100K grant, to be matched by city funds, to look at infrastructure and development needs along I-685 through the #CarolinaCore. #econdev #planning @GuilfordCounty

We are fortunate to live in a community that works together as the 'Carolina Core' includes Sanford in the next hotspot for growth! @CityofSanfordNC @TriangleBIZJrnl @VisitSanfordNC #smartgrowth #carolinacore #downtownsanfordnc

Business is booming in the #CarolinaCore!

@SunlightESS, a lithium-ion battery manufacturer, is expanding operations in Mebane with a $40 million investment and 130 new jobs with an average salary of $67,589.


650 leaders attended the #realestate summit to discuss opportunities along the I-685 corridor in the #CarolinaCore.

The region will host @boomaero, @Toyota, @Wolfspeed & @VinFastUS; local communities are expected to grow alongside them. #CRE #econdev

Attending the Carolina Core Real Estate Summit today at the Wicker Civic Center in Sanford #ncpol #carolinacore @ncrealtors

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