Displaying items by tag: economic development

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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ROCKINGHAM — Nearly five years after its official announcement, one local manufacturing plant is only weeks away from operation.

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HAMLET — A Philadelphia-based construction firm is aiming to make Richmond County a hub for modular home manufacturing.

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HAMLET — The Richmond County Chamber of Commerce is encouraging local businesses to roll out the proverbial red carpet for visitors in advance of this weekend’s Epicenter Festival.

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WINSTON-SALEM — No big announcement. No contentious public meetings. No press conference. But most important — no economic incentives.

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HAMLET — A local manufacturer is expanding, with plans to add 30 jobs in the next five years.

State and local officials announced Thursday that Superior Plastics Extrusion Company, known as Impact Plastics, will be investing a total of $13 million over the next five years, with an initial investment of $5.3 million and 13 jobs.

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HAMLET — Richmond County’s two elected members of the North Carolina General Assembly gave local government and business leaders a breakdown of the goings on in Raleigh early Monday during the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Breakfast.

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RALEIGH — The House Rules Committee gave a favorable report on Monday, Feb. 25 to a bill proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the use of eminent domain for economic development. Only one member, Rep. Darren Jackson, D-Wake, voted against the bill.

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ROCKINGHAM — Two industries in Richmond County are planning to expand their operations, however their identities are being kept secret — for now.

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