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North Carolina Manufacturing and ISO

It was great to hear and see manufacturing in North Carolina! On Thursday, Feb 11th, I went to the Wirthwein manufacturing facility in New Bern, NC, with the regional manager serving eastern North Carolina for NC State Industry Expansion Solutions, Alex Easley. We met...

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Is Your Snack Food Made in North Carolina?

I think there is a football game today. Something like that. And I have a hankering for snack food - the saltier the better.  And with perfect timing, the Census Bureau has provided data on the state of snack food manufacturing in the United States. There are 717...

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Record Setting Cyber Attacks in North Carolina

North Carolina scored on several record-setting events in 2021. Last year saw a record number of businesses created: over 178,000 new businesses! 2021 saw a record number of visitors to state parks: 22.8 million visitors! However, not all the state’s 2021 records are favorable.

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Made in North Carolina Gift Guide

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays, and it’s a thrill to see Made in America gift guides making the rounds. I have seen at least three in the last few weeks. I would be remiss if I did not highlight a list of gift ideas that are made in North Carolina....

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