Raleigh, NC – Governor Pat McCrory announced today that North Carolina jumped to fourth place among all states in Site Selection magazine’s 2014 Governor’s Cup, a closely-watched ranking of economic development success. North Carolina moved up three spots as compared to last year’s ranking. The Governor’s Cup is awarded annually based on the number of new and...
March 2, 2015 • Jobs and the Economy
February 27, 2015 • Education
Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory has declared March 2 - 6, 2015 as Students@Work Week across North Carolina. Students@Work is a job-shadowing initiative involving schools and businesses across the state. The week is focused on raising North Carolina’s graduation rate by offering approximately 22,500...
February 27, 2015 • Personnel
Raleigh, NC – Governor Pat McCrory, chairman of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Governors Coalition, announced today Governor Bill Walker (AK-I) has become the newest member of coalition.
“I’m pleased to welcome Governor Walker to the OCS Governors Coalition,” Chairman McCrory said....
February 27, 2015 • Education, • Jobs and the Economy
Note: Only two governors made the direct connection between the economy and global education in their speeches. Delaware Governor Jack Markell, (D) a long-time supporter of world language education, spoke about its importance. "We have also invested in language immersion programs because our children will have greater opportunities in the global economy when they can speak more than...
February 27, 2015 • Public Safety
Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory has declared March 1-7 Severe Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina, cautioning North Carolinians to practice how to be safe when thunderstorms and tornadoes threaten. While damaging storms and tornadoes can occur any time of the year, March through May is peak tornado season for the state.
February 27, 2015 • Jobs and the Economy
Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Scott Technologies, Inc. will be investing in growth of its Scott Safety headquarters in Union County, NC. The company plans to invest $28.7 million in Monroe over the next five years, supporting 67 new jobs...
February 26, 2015 • Public Safety, • Transportation and Infrastructure
Raleigh, NC – Governor Pat McCrory briefed citizens from the State Emergency Operations Center Thursday on the response to last night’s snowfall across the state.
“It’s not often that the entire state of North Carolina sees significant snowfall like we’ve seen this week,” Governor McCrory said. “While it is beautiful, it also can be...
February 25, 2015 • Public Safety, • Transportation and Infrastructure
Raleigh, NC – Governor Pat McCrory activated the State Emergency Response Team for the second time in two weeks to respond to a statewide winter storm. This morning, he declared a state of emergency and waived certain vehicle weight and service hour requirements to expedite storm response.
“We are preparing for as much as eight inches of snow across the...
February 24, 2015 • Public Safety, • Transportation and Infrastructure
Raleigh, N.C. - Back-to-back winter storms will bring measurable snowfall to much of the state twice in three days, a rarity for North Carolina. By the weekend, two separate winter storm systems will have moved across the state. Today’s band of snow showers is expected to bring 1-2 inches of snow in the Triangle and Triad areas, 2-3 inches of snow in the Fayetteville and...
February 24, 2015 • Jobs and the Economy
Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that RAUMEDIC, Inc. will be locating its first U.S. production facility and headquarters in Henderson County and creating 138 new jobs over the next five years. The company plans to invest $26.3 million in the town of Mills River...