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Jobs Watch: Butterball Adding 367 New Jobs In Hoke County PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Rick Martinez   
Monday, 23 February 2015 06:26

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Hoke County residents will have more economic opportunities over the next three years, thanks to a commitment by Butterball to create 367 new jobs. The company plans to invest $66.75 million in the city of Raeford over the same period.

Job areas likely to impacted include production labor, machine operators, distribution, and warehousing.

Headquartered in Garner, Butterball is the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S., producing more than one billion pounds of turkey each year. Their are distributed throughout the U.S. and in more than 45 countries.

Butterball operates six processing plants located in North Carolina, Arkansas, Illinois and Missouri and employs more than 6,000 people in its plants, farms, hatcheries, feed mills and corporate offices.
The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $150,000. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet job creation and investment performance standards to qualify for grant funds. These grants also require and are contingent upon local matches. 

Local Government Finance Issues Takes Center Stage At Spring Conference PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Friday, 20 February 2015 06:22

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Local government finance officers will have an opportunity to discuss accounting, finance, taxation, and other related issues at the March 4 through 6 conference of the NC Government Finance Officers Association.

The website of the UNC School of Government posts all of the information about registration: http://www.sog.unc.edu/node/1313.

The site notes you must be a member of the organization to attend. The conference also qualifies for credit: Recommended Continuing Professional Education Credit for C.P.A.'s: 2 ethics CPE  hours and 10 regular CPE hours.

Clinton and Elkin Awarded Downtown Revitalization Project Funding PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 19 February 2015 06:41

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The City of Clinton will receive up to $200,000 and the Town of Elkin will receive up to $100,000 for downtown revitalization projects, according to the Department of Commerce.

"Both of these projects will revitalize historic buildings, assist in creating new jobs and provide positive additional activity in downtown Clinton and Elkin," said Commerce Secretary John Skvarla in a statement.

The project in Clinton will relocate a restaurant to a historic and currently unoccupied building. The goal is to increase foot traffic downtown.

The Elkin project will restore an abandoned landmark theater building on Main Street. The restored theater, along with a new cafe, will serve as a venue for regional music and entertainment.

Officials Weigh In On Rural Community Well-Being PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 06:20

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The factors that influence the well-being of North Carolina's non-metro areas is the subject of a commentary in the January issue of the N.C. Medical Journal.

The state's Commerce Department's e-newsletter reports that Dr. Pat Mitchell, assistant secretary for rural development, and Olivia Collier, North Carolina's program manager for the Appalachian Regional Commission authored the piece.

Subjects covered in the commentary include physician recruitment, child care, and  more. The article is available at North Carolina Medical Journal's website


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