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Burlington lands ‘Project Fiber,’ bringing new HQ and 33 new jobs to Triad

National OnDemand, a provider of installation and construction services for the broadband and telecommunications industries, has selected downtown Burlington for its headquarters. The company will create 33 jobs with an average salary of $70,455 over two years. The N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority approved a grant of $312,500 to support the reuse of the vacant former… Read more »


New state laws bring tax breaks, other changes in 2019

Aerial of highway

The final phase of the 2013 tax overhaul takes effect in tax year 2019. The state’s personal income tax rate will drop from 5.499 percent to 5.25 percent, while the corporate tax rate sees a bigger decline, from 3 percent to 2.5 percent, the lowest rate in the country among states that impose a corporate income tax.


More than 8,500 jobs announced in 2018

Carolina Core

The Carolina Core experienced major jobs announcements and increasing momentum in 2018 with more than 8,500 jobs announced, according to a press release from the Piedmont Triad Partnership.



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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