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Here are companies recruited to NC – and those that said no

Fidelity Investments employees walk an elevated ramp from their Fidelity Investments/RTP main building complex on 17 acres at 100 New Millennium Way to the parking garage Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. Earlier that day, Fidelity Investments, a financial services firm, announced that it would create 600 new jobs, mostly in IT and related fields in its Cary, NC, and Durham, NC, offices within three years.
Fidelity Investments employees walk an elevated ramp from their Fidelity Investments/RTP main building complex on 17 acres at 100 New Millennium Way to the parking garage Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. Earlier that day, Fidelity Investments, a financial services firm, announced that it would create 600 new jobs, mostly in IT and related fields in its Cary, NC, and Durham, NC, offices within three years. 2015 News & Observer file photo

By state law, the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. – which recruits companies to locate and expand in North Carolina – must provide the General Assembly with yearly performance data.

Here’s a list of each company or other entity that the partnership referred to the state Department of Commerce. Most came to North Carolina. Some did not.

The companies that did move or expand here were announced between July 2, 2015 and Sept. 1, 2016. The investments and hirings typically occur over a number of years. Grants are awarded based on applicants meeting targets over time.

Durham County:

  • Fidelity Investments, 600 jobs, $8 million in capital investment.
  • Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc., 275 jobs, $31.7 million.
  • Frontier Communications, 200 jobs, $4.3 million.
  • Humacyte Inc., 115 jobs, $38 million.
  • Willowtree, 98 jobs, $245,000.
  • Braeburn Pharmaceuticals, 52 jobs, $19.9 million.

Johnston County: Grifols Therapeutics, 390 jobs, $210 million.

Wake County:

  • Relias Learning, 470 jobs, $4.5 million.
  • DB Global Technology Inc., 250 jobs, $9 million.
  • Foundation Medicine, 170 jobs, $11.9 million.

Alamance County:

  • Prescient Co., 200 jobs, $14 million.
  • Nypro Carolina, 75 jobs, $16.95 million.

Alexander County: Craftmaster Furniture, Inc., 30 jobs, $1.8 million.

Cabarrus County:

  • Yokohama Rubber Ltd., 54 jobs, $2.9 million.
  • Intertape Polymer Group, 49 jobs, $40 million.

Caldwell County: Hoffman Materials LLC, 82 jobs, $20.955 million.

Catawba County:

  • Temprano Techvestors, 75 jobs, $260,000.
  • DAE Systems, 53 jobs, $7.3 million.
  • Amphenol Antenna Solutions, 23 jobs, $2.335 million

Columbus County: Radix Bay-Tabor City, 27 jobs, $286,000.

Cleveland County:

  • Uniquetex LLC, 150 jobs, $31 million.
  • KSM Castings GmbH, 80 jobs, $80 million.
  • Ivar’s Cabinet Shop, 27 jobs, $2.8 million.

Craven County: BSH Home Appliances Corp., 460 jobs, $80.7 million.

Davie County:

  • Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., 454 jobs, $8.7 million.
  • AccuMED Corp., 50 jobs, $3.5 million.

Duplin County: U.S. Cold Storage, 50 jobs, $21.6 million.

Edgecombe County: Hillshire Brands Co., 98 jobs, $28.4 million.

Franklin County: Novozymes North America Inc., 110 jobs, $100 million.

Guilford County:

  • National Distribution Centers LLC, 120 jobs, $4.05 million.
  • RF Micro Devices Inc., 100 jobs, $25 million.

Halifax County: Swelect Energy Systems, 155 jobs, $4.75 million.

Henderson County:

  • GF Linamar, 350 jobs, $217 million.
  • Demmel AG, 50 jobs, $4 million.
  • Smart Products, 26 jobs, $3.24 million.

Lee County:

  • Coty Cosmetics Inc., 25 jobs, $31.2 million.
  • Core-Mark International Inc., 25 jobs, $125,000.

Lenoir County:

  • North State Aviation LLC, 109 jobs, $900,000.
  • Associated Materials LLC, 72 jobs, $4.5 million.

Macon County: Tektone Sound & Signal Manufacturing Inc., 35 jobs, $3.2 million.

Mecklenburg County:

  • Red Ventures, 500 jobs, $5 million.
  • Corning Optical Communications, 150 jobs, $38.7 million.
  • Dollar Express, 101 jobs, $11.75 million.

Mitchell County: Buck Stove Corp., 5 jobs, $150,000.

New Hanover County: AAIPharma Services Corp., 37 jobs, $15.8 million.

Pitt County: Metrics Inc., 110 jobs, $65 million.

Richmond County:

  • RSI Home Products Inc., 175 jobs, $18.3 million.
  • Direct Pack Inc., 94 jobs, $12.75 million.
  • Perdue Farms Inc., 30 jobs, $10.9 million.

Robeson County: Alamac America Knits LLC, 189 jobs, $1.141 million.

Rockingham County: Unifi Inc., 87 jobs, $28 million.

Rutherford County:

  • Parkdale America, 147 jobs, $97 million.
  • CMI Enterprises Inc., 30 jobs, $2.6 million.

Sampson County: Garland Shirt Co., 21 jobs, $3.5 million.

Scotland County: DuPont Pioneer: 7 jobs, $12.5 million.

Wayne County: U-Play Corp., 88 jobs, $21.25 million.

Wilson County: Ardagh Glass Inc., 0 jobs, $40.018 million.

Yadkin County: B&G Foods Inc., 58 jobs, $7.6 million.

Yancey County: Altec Industries Inc., 150 jobs, $15 million.

Fifteen companies ended up going elsewhere

Cumberland County: Maximus Inc., 1,213 jobs, $5 million in capital investment.

Davidson County: Mohawk Industries, 200 jobs, $100 million.

Forsyth County: Company name not disclosed, 99 jobs, $4 million.

Mecklenburg:

  • CompuCom Systems Inc., 1,500 jobs, $49.5 million.
  • Dollar Tree, 900 jobs, $100 million.
  • Company name not disclosed, 838 jobs, $7.35 million.
  • PayPal, 400 jobs, $3.6 million.

Multiple counties:

  • Diana Foods, 119 jobs, $70 million. (Catawba and Cleveland counties)
  • Fairfield Industries Inc., 21 jobs, $1.6 million. (Bladen, Brunswick and New Hanover counties)
  • Company name not disclosed, 220 jobs, $150 million. (Alamance, Durham, Johnston and Wake counties)
  • Company name not disclosed, 748 jobs, $42 million. (Chatham, Durham and Wake counties)
  • Otto Fuchs KG, 703 jobs, $691 million. (Statewide, Alamance County)
  • Peet’s Coffee & Tea, 160 jobs, $40 million. (Nash and Wake counties)
  • Sentury Tire, 1,019 jobs. $530.1 million. (Brunswick, Burke, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Edgecombe, Lee, Randolph and Sampson counties)
  • Voxpro Group, 1,000 jobs, $500,000. (Cumberland, Durham, Guilford, Nash and Wake counties)

A previous version of this list incorrectly said the GF Linamar project was in Buncombe County. It is in Henderson County.

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