Press Releases

Governor Roy Cooper Proclaims March as Women’s History Month

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 2:38 PM

In honor of women pioneers and entrepreneurs across the state, Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed March as Women’s History Month. This year’s theme, “Recognizing the Contributions of Women at Work,” salutes the many North Carolina women who have paved the way for others in the workforce and in our communities. 

Governor Cooper Announces 146 New Jobs in Western North Carolina at GE Aviation

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 11:08 AM

GE Aviation, a global manufacturer of aircraft engines and components, will create 146 full-time jobs over four years at its facilities in Asheville and West Jefferson, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest nearly $105 million to add production capacity supporting its revolutionary ceramic matrix composite (CMC) line of engine components.

Western N.C. Communities Receive $1.6M to Enhance Workers’ Health Care

Monday, Feb 26, 2018 1:17 PM

A new program aimed at improving worker health in the automotive, aviation and manufacturing sectors in Western North Carolina launched today, Governor Roy Cooper announced. Communities can apply for more than $1.6 million to support local efforts to enhance health care for these critical employees. 

Governor Cooper Announces 305 New Jobs in Granville County

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 9:44 AM

RiceWrap Foods Corporation, a food manufacturer with a unique, patent-pending method of producing and delivering rice for sushi, will create 305 new jobs in Granville County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $9.9 million in Butner to locate a production facility.

First Lady, Cabinet Secretaries to See Students Compete in Girls Go CyberStart This Week

Monday, Feb 19, 2018 2:15 PM

More than 400 North Carolina high school girls will take part this week in an online competition to explore careers in cybersecurity. North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper, Secretary of Administration Machelle Sanders, and Secretary of Information Technology Eric Boyette will visit high schools across the state this week to watch girls compete in Girls Go CyberStart.

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