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  • June 18, 2014 • Jobs and the Economy

    Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement after both the state House and Senate passed House Bill 1031:

    “This action takes another important step in our Carolina Comeback by allowing our state’s economic development efforts to be more focused on customer service and efficiency, as well as job retention and creation. I would like to thank...

  • June 18, 2014 • Jobs and the Economy

    Raleigh, NC -–Governor Pat McCrory’s Office and the Office for Small and Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) hosted a networking event for construction industry professionals today at the executive mansion. State officials and business owners discussed the state’s impending repair and restoration projects, which total approximately $90 million.

     

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  • June 17, 2014 • Public Safety

    Raleigh, NC- Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after a reported ammonia spill earlier today forced the evacuation at the Smithfield Foods processing plant in Tar Heel in Bladen County.

    “The state emergency response team was on the scene shortly after the incident occurred to assist local first responders, and I called Mayor Roy Dew to offer any support his...

  • June 17, 2014 • Jobs and the Economy

    Pinehurst, N.C. - With the U.S. Women’s Open beginning this week, the state of North Carolina has developed a video presentation that highlights the coordinated efforts of several state agencies in preparation for the events. It is estimated that more than 350,000 people will attend the U.S. Open and the U.S. Women’s Open in Pinehurst during the unprecedented back-to-back...

  • June 16, 2014 • Jobs and the Economy

    Raleigh, NC - Governor Pat McCrory announced today that North Carolina’s unemployment insurance debt to the federal government has dropped from more than $2.5 billion to $980 million during the past 18 months. In 2009, the state had to begin borrowing funds from the federal government to cover unemployment insurance benefits that were among the highest in the South. 

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  • June 16, 2014 • Jobs and the Economy

    Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Richelieu Legwear International Inc. (Richelieu Legwear), is expanding its presence in Burke County through an investment of $16 million in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.  This investment will bring Richelieu’s total investment in the U.S. to $24 million....

  • June 13, 2014 • Ethics and Accountability

    Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed June 14-22, 2014 as “Week for the Animals” in North Carolina.

     

    North Carolina Week for the Animals brings together community organizations, animal welfare organizations, libraries, wildlife centers, educational agencies and animal shelters to celebrate the joy, love and service that animals bring to our lives...

  • June 12, 2014 • Legislation

    Raleigh, NC – Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after the North Carolina House passed a budget amendment to expand the definition of dealer in the Animal Welfare Section to include commercial dogs breeders who have 10 or more female dogs. The amendment exempts breeders of hunting dogs. The amendment was introduced by Representative Jason Saine of Lincoln...

  • June 11, 2014 • Jobs and the Economy

    Raleigh, NC – Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after the House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment to include the Historic Rehabilitation Investment Program in the House budget.

    "Historic preservation means jobs and economic development in small towns and large cities throughout North Carolina," said Governor McCrory. "I am thankful to...

  • June 11, 2014 • Education, • Jobs and the Economy
    Washington, D.C. - Governor Pat McCrory met with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officials today to request funding for North Carolina’s initiative to provide Wi-Fi access to every K – 12 classroom in the state. The governor also shared North Carolina’s efforts to close the skills gap, particularly in science and mathematics as well as the traditional...

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