January 26, 2016

The impact of luring companies to a community can have a significant economic impact on a region via job creation, increased tax revenue, infrastructure upgrades, supplier clustering and many other positive effects. As a result, the economic development business has be...

December 8, 2013

PEMBROKE - Officials at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke see a bright future in a musty former furniture store on a side street in downtown.

They're looking past the old tile floor, the bald fluorescent lighting, the chipped paint and the dingy brick.


December 4, 2013

Industrial Appreciation Banquet

LUMBERTON — Despite restructuring at the state Department of Commerce and the revamping of the N.C. Rural Center, a top adviser to Gov. Pat McCrory says Robeson County will still get money it needs for infrastructure.

“We know how importan...

October 5, 2013

LUMBERTON — The most effective way to grow North Carolina’s economy is to support existing businesses in their efforts to expand, state Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker said during a brief stop in Lumberton on Friday.

Decker was the keynote speaker at the announcement t...

October 4, 2013

Manufacturers expanding in Robeson County, creating up to 40 jobs

Flo-Tite Valve Controls and a sister company, Titan Flow Control, will expand their manufacturing operations in Robeson County, state officials said today. Flo-Tite plans to create as many as 25 jobs and...

NJ company to locate in city by Bob Shiles Staff writer

RALEIGH — A New Jersey company will locate a distribution facility in Lumberton that is expected to create 45 jobs and invest $1.37 million over the next three years.

Gov. Pat McCrory and state Commerce Secretary Sh...

Staff photo by James Robinson

And in the state that produces half of the nation's sweet potatoes, that's saying something.

"Whatever talents God gave me, it's in sweet potatoes," George Wooten said, wearing a shirt just the right shade of orange to match the core of a sw...

LUMBERTON — The CEO of a company expected to create 150 good-paying jobs and invest more than $15.2 million locally during over the next three years says Robeson County beat out eight other counties in two states to get his business.

David Hargitt, the CEO of Cape Fear...

LUMBERTON — Cape Fear Arsenal Inc., a manufacturer of ammunition products in the Southeast, will locate a facility in Lumberton that will create 150 jobs and invest more than $15.2 million in the community during the next three years.

The plant will be in a vacant 65,00...

PEMBROKE — The president and chief executive officer of a food company said Thursday that his company is locating a processing facility near Pembroke because of the coordinated efforts of local and state officials and agencies involved in industrial recruitment.

“They d...

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