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Global Packaging Inc. adding 33 new jobs and over 13 million investment

Hamlet, NC – March 6, 2015 – Board of Commissioners Chairman Kenneth Robinette is pleased to announce Global Packaging continued investment in upgrading its manufacturing operations at its Hamlet facility.  As part of these improvements the company will be upgrading its manu…

Richmond County announces $100 million dollar solar facility in Derby

Derby, NC – October 9, 2014 – Board of Commissioners Chairman Kenneth Robinette and FLS Energy have announced the building of a 67 mw solar farm in Derby NC.  FLS will invest nearly $100 million in solar equipment at this complex.  This comes as a result of Duke Energy&…

CSX to Invest $8 million, Create Jobs

This story was written by Dawn Kurry, with the Richmond County Daily Journal. Richmond County Board of Commissioners Chairman Kenneth Robinette announced Tuesday the plans for CSX to locate an additional facility in Hamlet. The new facility will be used to design and build railroad tur…

New Secretary of Commerce Visits Region

The new Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Sharon Decker, recently toured the region to hold town hall style meetings regarding economic development. Much of the Q&A revolved around recent changes with the NC Rural Center, including outstanding grants. During the meeting, Secretary Decker made it clear that rural North Carolina would receive the focus it deserves and should plan to see gains in manufacturing employment.

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