Posted by David Bracken on March 7, 2014
North Carolina ranked 7th for the second consecutive year on Site Selection magazine’s ranking of states awarded the most economic development projects in 2013.
Texas again finished first in the rankings, the third consecutive year it has done so. It was followed by Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia.
North Carolina’s 7th place finish the past two years is a drop from its No. 4 ranking in 2011 and No. 6 ranking in 2010. In November, Georgia replaced North Carolina in the top spot in Site Selection's list of Top Business Climates for 2013.
Posted by David Ranii on March 6, 2014
Fueled in part by growing confidence in the U.S. economy, more businesses are upbeat about their future than at any time since the onset of the recession, according to a new survey.
Posted by Craig Jarvis on March 5, 2014
Duke Energy has found eight more corrugated metal pipes at power plants that store coal ash, after telling state regulators that the pipe that collapsed at its Dan River facility in early February was the only one made of the weaker material. Wednesday’s public disclosure came as the utility’s growing coal-ash problem in North Carolina was also Gov. Pat McCrory’s problem.
Posted by David Ranii on March 5, 2014
The head of the state Division of Employment Security said the agency remains intent on clearing its backlog of unemployment claims by the end of this month -- weather permitting.