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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Small-Scale Manufacturing & Placed-Based Economic Development Initiative

July 11, 2019 -- The City of High Point has kicked-off a Small-Scale Manufacturing and Place-Based Economic Development Initiative. Ilana Preuss presented the Next Steps report from Smart Growth America. The High Point City Council accepted the report.

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Oasis Pharma Center will be $425 million, 1,600-job pharmaceutical research campus in High Point

June 13, 2019 -- High Point biotech entrepreneur Dr. Adnan Mjalli announced a 1,600-employee, $425 million pharmaceutical research park. Oasis Pharma Center will have office and research & development space, a hotel, shops, residential units, and more.

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Future Foam expanding its manufacturing plant

March 4, 2019 -- Future Foam is expanding its 1300 Prospect St. plant. It will build an $8.5 million addition and add 25 jobs. At this plant, raw materials are converted into flexible polyurethane foam for use in furniture cushions, mattresses, and more.

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Aetna adding 380 jobs in High Point

Feb. 19, 2019 -- N.C. Governor Roy Cooper announced that Aetna, a CVS Health business, is expanding its operations in High Point. The business added 80 jobs in 2018 and is projected to hire approximately 300 new employees by the end of 2020.

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Hanesbrands to hire 200 for new High Point distribution center

Nov. 20, 2018 -- Hanesbrands will hire 200 employees for its new 343,000-sq. ft. distribution center in High Point. Located at 4190 Eagle Hill Drive, the facility will handle Hanesbrands' Champion products, especially men’s athletics and jersey apparel.

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

High Point EDC annual meeting: 5,167 jobs announced over the last year

Nov. 7, 2018 -- Over the last year, there were 5,167 jobs created or announced by 37 office/industrial projects in High Point, Greensboro, and Guilford County and 69 retail/services projects in High Point. HandCraft Services will be bringing 150 jobs.

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Arper opens High Point furniture manufacturing facility

Sept. 13, 2018 -- Arper has opened a 100,000-sq. ft. furniture manufacturing facility at 660 Southwest Street. The high-end Italian company is making chairs, sofas, and lounge seating. Arper expects to grow its initial workforce of 24 employees.

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Publix to create 1,000 jobs and make $400 million investment

August 29, 2018 -- Publix Super Markets is making a major new investment in Greensboro-High Point. The company plans to hire 1,000 employees and make a $400 million capital investment at its new distribution and logistics campus in Greensboro.

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

FedEx Express adding 400 employees at its air hub

August 16, 2018 -- The FedEx Express Mid-Atlantic Hub at Piedmont Triad International Airport is adding 400 employees, bringing total employment at the hub to more than 800 workers. The airport is less than a mile from High Point's city limits.

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Posted on: August 4, 2018

AT&T adding 50 jobs

August 4, 2018 - A major area employer and global giant in the telecommunications field will add 50 jobs at its Guilford County facility. AT&T is hiring at its customer service operation on Wireless Drive in western Greensboro.

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Norwegian Cruise Line to Hire 200 Employees

July 11, 2018 -- Norwegian Cruise Line will hire 200 employees as it expands its at-home agent initiative in the High Point/Piedmont Triad region. The employees will be the first point of contact for guests and travel agents looking to design a vacation.

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

Amada North America will invest $87 million, create 201 jobs in High Point

May 7, 2018 -- Governor Roy Cooper announced that Amada North America has chosen High Point for its new manufacturing campus. The company will create 201 jobs and invest $87 million. Amada manufactures precision sheet metal fabricating equipment.

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Cambrex continues its growth mode in High Point

April 16, 2018 -- The High Point operations of Cambrex are continuing to grow. The manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients for clinical trials bought its two buildings and recently had two expansions, including adding an analytical laboratory.

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

Greensboro-High Point MSA ranks #2 in the nation

March 05, 2018 -- The Greensboro-High Point MSA has been ranked #2 in the nation for new and expanded corporate facilities in 2017, in metro areas with populations of 200,000-1,000,000. The MSA is composed of Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham counties.

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Leonardo expands its law-enforcement-technology manufacturing operations

Jan. 23, 2018 -- Italian aerospace, defense, and security tech company Leonardo has expanded in High Point. The law enforcement technology systems manufacturer has opened a new 30,000-sq. ft. facility at 4221 Tudor Lane in High Point.

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Superion adding 80 jobs to its High Point workforce

Oct. 5, 2017 -- Superion will expand existing operations in High Point, creating 80 jobs over three years, Governor Roy Cooper announced. The software company, which provides services to public sector groups, will invest $3.46 million with this project.

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Greensboro-High Point has the state's largest project (and three of the Top 15)

July 6, 2017 -- Greensboro-High Point claimed the state's largest job-creation announcement over the last year, according to the July 2017 edition of Business North Carolina. Guilford County, also landed three of the state's Top 15 projects.

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Precision Design Machinery expanding manufacturing operations

May 25, 2017 -- Precision Design Machinery, a manufacturer of large equipment for the corrugated industry, is expanding. The company will add 40 jobs and open a second High Point facility.

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

High Point EDC Releases "Manufacturing is in our DNA"

March 30, 2017 - The High Point EDC has released its 2016 annual report. It features the most-recent office, industrial, and retail projects; targeted industry sectors; why Guilford County was named "#1 in Manufacturing" in 2016; and much more.

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Governor Cooper announces 600 new full-time positions for Greensboro-High Point

Feb. 21, 2017 -- North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today that Alorica will add an additional 600 full-time positions at its High Point customer engagement service office, in the second phase of a major expansion.

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

Major job announcements of 2016 in Greensboro-High Point

Dec. 15, 2016 -- High Point, Greensboro, and the region saw multiple job announcements in 2016.

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Posted on: December 10, 2016

TQL to hire 70 for its new High Point facility

Dec. 9, 2016 -- Total Quality Logistics has chosen 4135 Mendenhall Oaks Parkway in High Point for its newest operation. The company, which is North America's second largest freight brokerage firm, will create 70 jobs.

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Alorica expanding by 800 jobs

Nov. 17, 2016 -- Expert Global Solutions, an Alorica company, is adding more than 800 jobs at its customer engagement service office. The expansion is among the largest job announcements ever made in the Greensboro-High Point region.

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Posted on: October 14, 2016

Guilford County Economic Development Alliance receives IEDC Award

Oct. 13, 2016 -- Guilford County Economic Development Alliance earned a "Regionalism and Cross-Border Collaboration" award from International Economic Development Council. High Point EDC and four economic development allies are members of the alliance.

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

High Point EDC board interacts with local companies

Sept. 15, 2016 -- The board of directors of the High Point Economic Development Corporation recently met for the 77th time at a High Point company.

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

HAECO Americas expanding - adding 500 jobs, investing $60 million

Aug. 22, 2016 -- HAECO Americas will add up to 500 new jobs and construct its fifth hangar at Piedmont Triad International Airport. The aerospace company is one of the country's largest independent maintenance, repair, and overhaul organizations.

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