Economic Development offers suite of tools for small business owners through SizeUp
Orange County Economic Development and SizeUp have partnered to provide local businesses and entrepreneurs in Orange County the tools they need to expand and existing company or open a new business.
SizeUp's suite of tools provide small businesses in the county with market research typically available only to large corporations that can afford to hire expensive consultants. SizeUp delivers this similar analysis using big data, algorithms, supercomputing, and the Internet. Small and medium businesses can use SizeUp to make data-driven decisions.
Thermo Fisher Scientific to Build Manufacturing Plant in Mebane
Thermo Fisher Scientific, a global supplier of products and services that support the life sciences, continues to grow its presence in North Carolina.
Even as the company expands some of its existing facilities in the state, now it is planning to build a 375,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Mebane that will create 150 to 200 jobs in manufacturing, engineering and business operations.
The plant is part of a new co-investment with the U.S. government to produce a domestic supply of critically needed laboratory pipette tips, which are used in disease research and in high volumes for processing of diagnostic tests, including COVID-19 tests. Fisher Scientific has signed a $192.5 million contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to establish the site, but the company has declined to say how much it will co-invest.
Orange County Government Awards Stimulus Grants to 52 Local Businesses
The Orange County Government awarded stimulus grants to 52 local businesses in its second round of pandemic-related emergency financial aid. Each small business received $5,000 dollars in grants as approved by the Orange County Board of Commissioners. Businesses can use the grant for expenses incurred as a result of a need to expand, preserve jobs or to accommodate required social distancing.
Piedmont Metalworks to relocate to Mebane area
The Orange County Board of Commissioners, County Manager’s Office and the Economic Development Department announce the successful recruitment of Piedmont Metalworks LLC, which will relocate it’s Durham manufacturing site to western Orange County. The Board officially approved Orange County’s local performance-based incentive offer to the company, valued at up to $86,261, in a special public hearing on Nov. 19, 2019.
Governor Cooper Announces 400 New Jobs in Chapel Hill for Healthcare Technology Operations Center
Well Dot, Inc., (Well) a fast-growing healthcare technology company will locate a new operations center in Chapel Hill, creating 400 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $3 million in Orange County.
Medical Supply Company to Invest $65 Million in Mebane
Medline Industries, Incorporated, a manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies, will create 250 new jobs in Orange County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $65 million to build a brand-new distribution center in Mebane.
Orange County Economic Development Summit
The Orange County Board of Commissioners invites the public to the Orange County Economic Development Summit 3-7 p.m., Wednesday, October 17 on 97.9 The Hill and chapelboro.com.
The County’s economic development is driven and diversified through the arts, agriculture, entrepreneurship, tourism and recruitment. Business growth and recruitment is encouraged here, and this live broadcast radio event tells the story of how Orange County Economic Development helps grow business of diverse industries and stages, while continuing to activate the county’s social justice goals.
Governor McCrory Congratulates Morinaga America Foods on Investment in Mebane
Governor Pat McCrory participated today in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new manufacturing facility for Morinaga America Foods, a leading international confectionary company based in Japan. The new 120,000 square foot Orange County facility will be the company’s first production facility outside of Asia and will create approximately 90 new jobs and an investment of $48 million over the next three years.
Governor announces new jobs in Chapel Hill
(WRAL, 11/19/19, video at link, Chancellor speaks at -5:08) Gov. Roy Cooper makes an economic development announcement in Chapel Hill.
Global Industrial Company ABB Selects Orange County for Major Expansion
ABB, Inc. (NYSE: ABB), a global leader in electrification products, robotics, and industrial automation, will expand in Orange County and create more than 400 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest up to $39.9 million to upgrade equipment and increase the size of its current facility in Mebane.
Orange County May Soon Award Grants to Local Farms and Small Businesses
If you own a small business in Orange County, you may soon be able to apply for up to $10,000 to grow your business. A 1/4 cent sales tax, approved by voters in 2011, generates $2.5 million annually for education and economic development in the county. Of that money, $100,000 is allotted for business investment grants, and $60,000 for agriculture grants.