February 10, 2011

RayLen Vineyards & Winery’s “Carolinius” Added to NC Museum of History Collection

What do a Davie County wine, a camouflage net, and a millstone have in common?  All three were made in North Carolina, were featured during last September’s “Manufacturing Makes It Real” Tour, and are now part of the North Carolina Museum of History’s permanent collection in Raleigh. RayLen Vineyards & Winery, located Mocksville, produced the Carolinius jeroboam that has been added to the artifact collection.  Carolinius is RayLen’s best-selling Cabernet blend red wine.  The jeroboam, a 3-liter bottle, is equivalent to four bottles of wine. Celebrating the High Quality and Competitive Spirit of North Carolina Manufacturers The Museum of History […]
February 8, 2011

$100 Million Investment Puts Davie County in the Spotlight!

The $100 million investment in Davie County by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is the culmination of 10 years of hard work, relationship building, trust and patience by Davie County and the leadership team at WFUBMC. In The Spotlight ~ A Catalyst for Economic Development News and media outlets across the region picked up this story and put the spotlight on Davie County. Major investments by a world class organization like WFUBMC attract the attention of site selection professionals and business location specialists across the nation, providing the potential for even more opportunities for new jobs and economic growth. […]
February 4, 2011

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Bringing World-Class Health Care to Davie County

Wake Forest Baptist will develop its Davie Campus on Hwy 801 at I-40 in two phases, starting with outpatient services and then building a hospital. “Davie County is an integral part of our vision for the medical center,” said Dr. John McConnell, CEO of Wake Forest Baptist.  “We are excited to bring the unique services of Wake Forest Baptist in partnership with local physicians to provide world class health care services in Davie County.” Phase One ~ 175-250 Jobs Phase one includes a medical office building for physician offices and a three-story outpatient building with approximately 90,000 square feet.  It […]
January 20, 2011

Davie County STEM Education ~ Leading the Way!

Industry Partners Announced Joining the team in support of STEM education in Davie County are Ingersoll Rand, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, and the North Carolina Center for Global Logistics.  Precision manufacturing, health care and logistics are all engines of economic growth that will provide jobs and opportunities in Davie County as the North Carolina economy continues transitioning from furniture, textiles and tobacco to high tech. Davie County Schools have some very powerful partners when it comes to educating the workforce of tomorrow. As part of the Davie County Economic Development Update in Mocksville last week, Davie County Schools […]
January 19, 2011

NC Governor Beverly Perdue Welcomes Nature’s Pearl to Toast Her Birthday

Legend says that over 400 years ago, Sir Walter Raleigh sent Queen Elizabeth I a keg of muscadine wine, made from North Carolina grapes in the New World. On Friday, January 14th, 2011, Debbie Pullen and Ben Kish of Nature’s Pearl traveled to Raleigh, NC to toast Governor Beverly Perdue’s birthday with Nature’s Pearl Muscadine Grape Juice. Accompanying Nature’s Pearl on this historic occasion were NC Representative Julia C. Howard, Deputy Secretary Dale Carroll of the NC Department of Commerce, and Joe Sanderson and Joy Hicks from the NC Department of Agriculture.  Video of the meeting is now available on […]
January 7, 2011

Sometimes the Smallest Places Have the Biggest Impact!

Ingersoll Rand products bridge 6 continents and 100 countries. A 425,000 square foot facility in Mocksville has been home to one of Ingersoll Rand’s largest plants since 1965. The facility underwent a $6 million renovation in 2009 and a $7 million capital equipment upgrade in 2010. The Mocksville plant produces compressors and components that are distributed world-wide. This world class facility in Mocksville is ISO9000 certified, Class 0 Certified and Six Sima certified. Davie County’s skilled workforce is making a difference for Ingersoll Rand customers across the globe.  As the video below demonstrates,  sometimes the smallest places have the biggest […]
January 5, 2011

High Tech Industry in North Carolina Makes National News!

Historically well- known for furniture and cotton mills, North Carolina is moving from Textiles to High Tech, attracting companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook. High-Tech corporations across America are being drawn to North Carolina by our abundance of power and pro-business environment. The work being done to market North Carolina as a computer data center corridor is paying off with companies like Apple, Google and Facebook all opening centers here in North Carolina. Potential Data Center in Davie County Davie County is home to a potential data center on a 365 acre tract on Baltimore Road.  The Davie County Economic […]
January 4, 2011

Jobless Rate in Davie County Remains Below State Average

The Unemployment numbers for November have just been compiled by the North Carolina Employment Security Commission and the Davie County unemployment rate remained stable at 8.9% for November 2010 (the most recent figures available).   Unemployment in North Carolina grew in November for every North Carolina county except Davie County.  Since November of 2009, unemployment in Davie County has fallen from 10.8 to 8.9%. The WRAL web site includes an interactive graphic showing unemployment rates by month for every county in the state. A review of the data shows the Davie County unemployment rate at 8.9% for November with all surrounding […]
December 31, 2010

Davie Community Foundation ~ Changing the Lives of Davie County Children

Challenge Accepted ~ Challenge Met! The Davie Community Foundation accepted a challenge from Reynolds American Foundation to raise $50,000 for the Children’s Reading Fund to receive a $25,000 match from Reynolds. During the last quarter of 2010, Davie Community Foundation worked to complete the challenge and raise the required $50,000.  On December 16, 2010, the challenge was met! December Gifts Put Challenge Over the Top! The Mocksville Woman’s Club and Noah Reynolds, great grandson of R.J. Reynolds, made gifts to put the challenge “over the top”. “We were thrilled to reach the $50,000 goal before Christmas,” said Jane Simpson, Davie […]