North Carolina breaks employment record for the second year in a row

WILSON COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Governor Roy Cooper says a total of 28,690 new jobs came to North Carolina within this past year topping the record in...

January 13, 2023
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WILSON COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Governor Roy Cooper says a total of 28,690 new jobs came to North Carolina within this past year topping the record in 2021 by more than 4,000. The new jobs were created in the state through 182 business recruitments, expansions, or rural development projects.According to the NC Department of Commerce, the new workforce expansion generated $19.3 billion of capital investment breaking 2021′s record of $10 billion.Sixty-six percent of the economic development projects also chose to locate or expand to rural areas.

Alyssa Hefner