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U.S. 264 in Eastern North Carolina earns designation to become Interstate 587

A section U.S. 264 in eastern North Carolina, including Greenville and Pitt County, received federal approval to become Interstate 587 after the North Carolina Department of Transportation made several improvements.

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North Carolina earns the title of Site Selection’s Best Business Climate for 2021

North Carolina has been named as the state with the Best Business Climate for 2021, according to Site Selection’s annual rankings. Over the years, the Tar Heel State has frequently appeared in the upper tier of state business climates

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‘Better Skills, Better Jobs’ Job Fair to Serve as Largest in Region

The largest job fair of its kind in eastern North Carolina is happening later this month as a way to address workforce development needs in Pitt County and surrounding areas. Pitt Community College (PCC) is working with the John M. Belk Endowment, Greenville Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Alliance, and Pitt County Economic Development to host the ‘Better Skills, Better Jobs’ job fair on October 26 at the Greenville Convention Center.

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Celebrating local manufacturers during North Carolina Manufacturing Week

As part of North Carolina Manufacturing Week (September 26 through October 2) and National Manufacturing Day (October 1), the Greenville Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Alliance is proud to highlight the manufacturers that contribute so much to our community.

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Pitt County organization connects high school students with trades careers, job openings

As communities nationwide are working to address labor force dilemmas, such as the silver tsunami, an innovative program in Pitt County is finding unique ways to transform the workforce.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces Additional Expansion

Thermo Fisher Scientic, the world leader in serving science, announces additional plans to expand its Greenville site for enhanced sterile liquid and lyophilized filling, pre-filled syringes, and solid dose continuous manufacturing.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces Additional $154M Investment in Pitt County with 290 New Jobs

New investment and more jobs are on the way to Pitt County after Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, announces plans to expand its Greenville site for enhanced sterile liquid and lyophilized filling, pre-filled syringes, and solid dose continuous manufacturing.

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Leasing begins on nation’s first Pacesetter Innovation Hub located in Greenville, North Carolina

A state-of-the-art innovation campus being developed in North Carolina will be the first of its kind nationwide. Leasing for Intersect East, a public-private partnership between East Carolina University and Elliott Sidewalk Communities, has begun as construction is expected to start by the end of 2021.

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Greenville welcomes North Carolina Department of Commerce Secretary

North Carolina Department of Commerce leaders toured assets in Greenville and Pitt County during a special visit on Friday, July 30. Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders and Chief Deputy Secretary Jordan Whichard, along with their team and other government leaders, were hosted by the Greenville Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Alliance and the office of District 9 State Representative Brian Farkas.

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Uconda Dunn presents session on economic development for the Homegrown Leaders Program

Greenville Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Alliance vice president of business development Uconda Dunn presented this week at the Homegrown Leaders Program through the NC Rural Center.

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Little League Softball World Series is a Home Run for Economic Development

Greenville, North Carolina is preparing to host its first Little League Softball World Series (LLSWS) this upcoming August, which is expected to generate several million dollars in economic impact over the next five years.

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Greenville ENC Alliance announces new board leadership, board members

The Greenville Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Alliance welcomes new members to its board of directors and new executive board leadership, while expressing gratitude to those rotating off the board.

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North Carolina to Add More Than 300,000 New Jobs Over the Next Decade

More than 300,000 new jobs will be created in North Carolina by 2028, most in service-providing industry sectors, according to new employment projections released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

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2021 High School Grads Can Attend Pitt Community College Tuition-Free

A new program to spur North Carolina’s economic recovery from COVID-19 is giving the state’s 2021 high school graduates a chance to attend Pitt Community College tuition-free for the next two years.

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Spring Sports Tourism Events Generate Over $5 Million in Economic Impact to Greenville-Pitt County

Sports tourism made a return to Greenville-Pitt County in a big way this spring. During the months of April, May, and June 2021, sports tourism events held in Greenville-Pitt County generated over $5 million in estimated economic impact.

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Five earn certification from ECU Economic Development Academy

In the first designation of its kind, five members of East Carolina University’s Economic Development Academy were named North Carolina Certified Economic Developers.

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North Carolina Wins Area Development’s 2021 Gold Shovel Award

A 2020 project in Pitt County is one of several North Carolina projects noted for great success in terms of new job creation and capital investment, according to Area Development.

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Celebrating Economic Developers in our Community: Kathy Howard

As part of National Economic Development Week, the Greenville Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Alliance is celebrating the experienced economic developers in our community. Kathy Howard, business development specialist with GUC, provides superior utility service to customers and prospective customers.

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Celebrating Economic Developers in Our Community: Brad Hufford

As part of National Economic Development Week, the Greenville Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Alliance is celebrating the experienced economic developers in our community. Brad Hufford is a vice president of business development at the Greenville ENC Alliance.

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Celebrating Economic Developers in our Community: Uconda Dunn

Economic development professionals are committed to bringing economic prosperity and growth to the Greenville, Pitt County, and eastern North Carolina areas. With more than 14 years of experience in economic development, Uconda Dunn is a vice president of business development for the Greenville ENC Alliance..

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Celebrating Economic Developers in our Community: Steve Weathers

As part of National Economic Development Week, the Greenville Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Alliance is celebrating the experienced economic developers in our community. Steve Weathers, CEcD, is the president and CEO of the Greenville ENC Alliance.

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Pitt County high school students take third place in app development contest

Three students from Pitt County Schools Early College High School developed an award-winning app in the state’s “Ready, Set, App!” contest. Team “Ready, Set, Route!” placed third in the statewide competition.

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Greenville ENC Alliance Hosts National Economic Development Week Celebration

The Greenville Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Alliance and the City of Greenville are celebrating National Economic Development Week from Sunday, May 9 to Saturday, May 15, 2021. Greenville is joining cities nationwide to increase awareness of the positive work economic developers do to enhance local economic impact.

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Next Round of BioWork Certificate Training Starts in June at Pitt Community College

A new round of BioWork Certificate training starts at Pitt Community College (PCC) on June 1, 2021 for individuals interested in finding employment as process technicians in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical manufacturing companies. 

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Greenville ENC Alliance Wins Prestigious Interactive Media Award

The Greenville Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Alliance was selected as a Gold Medalist for website designs in the Towns & Municipalities category from the 19th Annual Horizon Interactive Awards.

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Greenville ENC Alliance Participates in Adult Learner Conversation

The Greenville Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Alliance was excited to participate in a conversation this week focusing on adult learning and ways to strengthen the local workforce.

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ECU Chancellor Philip Rogers Appointed to Greenville ENC Alliance Board of Directors

The Greenville Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Alliance, a public private partnership focused on economic development is honored to welcome East Carolina University Chancellor Dr. Philip G. Rogers to its board of directors.

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ECU Former Interim Chancellor Ron Mitchelson Wins Chamber's Citizen of the Year Award

The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce awarded Dr. Ronald “Ron” Mitchelson with its 2020 Citizen of the Year Award during its Annual Membership Celebration, presented by Vidant Medical Center, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. The announcement was made via live stream video of the event.

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Grady-White Boats Achieves 19th Consecutive Award for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction

For decades, Grady-White Boats has been acclaimed for their dedication to customer satisfaction. Their success at exceeding customer expectations has once again been recognized during the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) presentation of the 2020 Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards.

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New Study Ranks Greenville as the Trendiest City Nationwide for Gen-Z renters

New research by a nationwide apartment listing service finds that Greenville, North Carolina is the trendiest city in the nation for Gen-Z renters.

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Pitt Community College Partners with Martin Community College to Further Develop the Workforce

Pitt Community College (PCC) is teaming up with nearby Martin Community College (MCC) to further development of a skilled regional workforce in several high-demand career fields. 

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Encouraging Women and Girls to Explore Careers in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

As the need continues to grow for a strong labor force in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries around the world, efforts are underway in eastern North Carolina to attract and develop a local talent pipeline.

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ECU gets $1.9 million Golden LEAF grant to develop Eastern Region Pharma Center

East Carolina University has received a nearly $1.9 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation for the creation of a pharmaceutical manufacturing training center.

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North Carolina named 2020 State of the Year by Business Facilities

The new year is starting off strong for economic development in North Carolina as the state receives a prestigious award.

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A Year in Review: The Launch of the Greenville – Eastern North Carolina Alliance

As the Greenville – Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Alliance looks back on 2020, there is much to celebrate as our organization officially launched, created a leadership team, announced projects, and assisted in expansion efforts.

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Greenville Ranks as the Top City for Inbound Growth in 2020

According to data compiled by moving app and software company, Updater, Greenville, North Carolina experienced one of the largest population gains during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Greenville – ENC Alliance President and CEO Elected to Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Steve Weathers, president and CEO of the Greenville – Eastern North Carolina Alliance was recently elected to the Greenville – Pitt County Chamber of Commerce 2021 Board of Directors.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific to Expand Greenville Facility for Sterile Drug Product Development and Commercial Manufacturing

Thermo Fisher Scientific is expanding its site in Greenville for sterile drug product development and commercial manufacturing of critical medicines, therapies, and vaccines.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces 500 New Jobs, $500M Investment

Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, is expanding its site in Greenville for sterile drug product development and commercial manufacturing of critical medicines, therapies, and vaccines.

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Grover Gaming Announces 200 New Jobs and $12.5M Investment in Greenville

Grover Gaming, a software development and design company founded in Greenville, North Carolina, announces a local expansion that’s expected to bring 200 new jobs and $12.5 million in capital investment over the next five years to the Greenville and Pitt County region.

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Grover Gaming to Bring 200 New Jobs, $12.5M in Capital Investment

One of the fastest growing software companies in the nation announces a local expansion that’s expected to bring 200 new jobs and $12.5 million in capital investment.

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Pitt County Moves to Tier Two Designation, Indicating Less Economic Distress

As ranked by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Pitt County has moved to a Tier Two Development Designation for 2021 which signifies less economic distress.

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PCC President, Greenville - ENC Alliance Board Member to be Inducted into Voorhees College Hall of Fame

Pitt Community College president and Greenville – Eastern North Carolina Alliance board member Dr. Lawrence Rouse will be inducted into his alma mater’s Hall of Fame this month.

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Site Selection Magazine Ranks North Carolina as a Top State for Business Climate

An internationally circulated business publication covering corporate real estate and economic development has ranked North Carolina and Georgia as the states with the top business climates in the United States.

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National Business Women’s Week: Jessica Albea

An eastern North Carolina native, restaurateur, yoga instructor, wife, and mother of two is committed to providing healthy, wholesome, and plant-based food options in Pitt County and surrounding areas.

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National Business Women's Week: Bianca Iodice

A Brazilian chemist and tobacco industry expert credits her international business success to the resources and talent available in Pitt County.

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National Business Women’s Week: Kellie Brown

A serious car accident five years ago changed the life of Greenville native Kellie Brown in more than one way.

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National Business Women’s Week: Susan Farrior

As a woman in the construction industry, Susan Farrior is passionate about maintaining the standard of excellence that her grandfather and father started in 1962.

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National Business Women’s Week: Taylor Walden

What started as a part-time job for an East Carolina University student has turned into a multi-million-dollar business.

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Pitt County Native Joins Greenville –ENC Alliance as Vice President of Business Development

The Greenville – ENC Alliance welcomes an experienced economic development professional as a Vice President of Business Development.

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Celebrating GUC’s Low-Cost Utilities with Excess Capacity During Public Power Week and Public Natural Gas Week

The Greenville – ENC Alliance is proud to recognize Greenville Utilities Commission (GUC) during National Public Power Week and Public Natural Gas Week for its efforts year-round to serve the Greenville community.

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ECU, Elliott Sidewalk Communities Announce Partnership to Create Nation’s First Pacesetter Urban Hub

A 19-acre master development project has been announced in the downtown Greenville area as a public-private partnership effort between East Carolina University and master developer Elliott Sidewalk Communities.

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Nation's First Pacesetter Urban Hub to Develop in Greenville

A 19-acre master development project has been announced in the downtown Greenville area as a public-private partnership effort between East Carolina University and master developer Elliott Sidewalk Communities.

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Greenville – ENC Alliance Welcomes Director of Investor and Community Relations

The Greenville – Eastern North Carolina Alliance, a public-private economic development partnership focused on economic development, welcomes its first Director of Investor and Community Relations.

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Greenville – ENC Alliance Announces Newly-Elected Board of Directors

The Greenville - Eastern North Carolina Alliance, a public-private economic development partnership created in 2019, recently elected new members for its Board of Directors.

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Greenville – ENC Alliance Announces New Vice President of Business Development

As the Greenville – Eastern North Carolina Alliance continues to grow, the public-private economic development partnership is building its team through staff member additions.

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Catamaran Manufacturer World Cat Announces Expansion Plans in Greenville

HC Composites, LLC, the parent company of World Cat, plans to make an $8.8 million investment and hire 60 full time employees at a new manufacturing facility based in Greenville.

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World Cat Expands, Brings 60 New Jobs to Greenville

The world's largest maker of power catamarans chooses to expand operations in Greenville, North Carolina for its new boat manufacturing facility.

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Greenville - ENC Alliance Hires its First President and CEO

After a national search, the Greenville - ENC Alliance Search Committee has selected Steven Weathers, CEcD, to be the organization’s first President & CEO

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Greenville - ENC Alliance Launches Public Phase of Capital Campaign

The Greenville – ENC Alliance, Pitt County’s public-private economic development partnership, launched the public phase of its inaugural capital campaign.

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Greenville ENC Alliance Funds Marketing Effort for Bethel

The Greenville ENC Alliance has approved a grant to help one of the region’s towns. The Town of Bethel will use the $7,000 to help pay for marketing efforts.

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New Public-Private Economic Development Partnership Update

What began in the Spring of 2018 as a conversation among business and community leaders has culminated with the launching of the Greenville ENC Alliance.

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