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Gov. Pat McCrory Signs Economic Development Partnership Bill Into Law PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 24 June 2014 16:08

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The remake of North Carolina's approach to recruiting jobs to the state has begun. On Tuesday, Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law House Bill 1031, which creates a nonprofit corporation to assist the Department of Commerce in a range of activities.

"This legislation allows us to put a new economic development approach in place that helps to create jobs by putting a greater emphasis on customer service, all while saving taxpayer money," the governor said in a statement. "With this new approach, our business recruiters will be able to respond to companies faster. We’ll be able to help existing companies grow and recruit new companies that are considering locating in North Carolina."  
The bill can be found at http://ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&BillID=h1031&submitButton=Go
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 16:09
Gov. Pat McCrory's Public Schedule For Tuesday, June 24, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 24 June 2014 05:48

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for June 24, 2014, as released by his office.

1 p.m.
Bill Signing
Old State Capitol
House Chamber
1 E. Edenton Street
OPEN to credentialed press only.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 05:49
HHS Receives $1.5 Million Duke Endowment Grant To Expand Telepsychiatry Program PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 June 2014 09:58

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The state's effort to provide telepsychiatry services to rural citizens will soon be $1.5 million richer, thanks to a grant from the Duke Endowment.

The state's Health and Human Servcies department announced the grant to the Office of Rural Health and Community Care last week. The program operates out of East Carolina University.
"The additional resources will complement state funding allowing the telepsychiatry program to expand statewide," health and human services official Chris Collins said in a news release.  "This initiative addresses critical health professional shortages and creates unprecedented community access for individuals in rural and underserved areas to receive treatment for a mental health emergency."
The Duke Endowment grant will be disbursed in two installments, $800,000 in 2014 and $700,000 in 2015 and will be used to build upon the initial success of the telepsychiatry program. 
Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 09:59
N.C. Unemployment Rate Ticks Up To 6.4 Percent PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 20 June 2014 15:47

RALEIGH, (AP) — North Carolina's unemployment rate increased slightly in May as the percentage of people losing their jobs outpaced job growth.

The state Commerce Department reported Friday that North Carolina's unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in May, which was two-tenths of a percentage point up from the revised 6.2 percent rate in April.
The national unemployment rate during May was 6.3 percent.
While the state's labor force increased by nearly 19,000 people, it wasn't enough to offset the percentage of people who lost their jobs.
Despite the uptick, North Carolina's unemployment rate is still 1.9 percent lower than it was during the same month in 2013.
Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 15:47

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