Displaying items by tag: economic development

ROCKINGHAM — While COVID-19 has put a temporary pause to Richmond County’s popular annual Hoptoberfest event, the county has announced the first ever “Raffle at the Rock,” which will take place online, via Facebook Live and the Richmond County Economic Development website, on Friday, Nov. 6.

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Wednesday, 01 July 2020 17:25

COLUMN: State shouldn't play favorites

With hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians out of work and millions fearful about their futures, state and local policymakers are about to encounter a parade of companies, industries, and special-interest groups asking for targeted tax breaks and other handouts.

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WADESBORO — Not-for-profit electric cooperative Pee Dee Electric is looking to the future as it announces plans for a new industrial park and co-op facility to be located on U.S. Highway 74, near Vintage Road in Lilesville and the I73/74 Rockingham Bypass being built nearby. Pee Dee recently completed the purchase of 70 acres for the industrial park and 50 acres across the road for a new facility to be completed in 2022.

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ROCKINGHAM — One local manufacturer is opening its second location in Richmond County.

Impact Plastics is the new tenant of the Richmond Economic Development Corporation's fifth shell building in Rockingham West Industrial Park.

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HAMLET — The county won’t have to cough up any coin from its coffers to demolish a dilapidated former boat building facility.

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ROCKINGHAM — Service members exiting the military will have an opportunity later this month to meet with regional employers and possibly secure a job.

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ROCKINGHAM — As the temperatures dropped and the sun set behind the Richmond County Airport, a majority of local manufacturing leaders were shucking away at the Industry Appreciation Oyster Roast.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation has been honored nationally for an initiative started last year to promote investments in multimodal transportation projects.

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Board of Commissioners managed to save the county $750,000 in interest on the 2009 school bond with approval of a plan to refinance the $7.25 million loan at a lower interest rate.  

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ROCKINGHAM — Another Richmond County company is expanding and adding more jobs, state and county officials announced Thursday.

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