March 9, 2011

Forbes Magazine Ranks North Carolina 3rd Best State for Business in America

Forbes magazine is ranking North Carolina as the 3rd Best State for Business in America, up 2 slots from last year’s Forbes ranking. In the Forbes rankings, North Carolina scored third in Business Costs and Regulatory Environment and ninth in Growth Prospects.  Forbes scored the states on six measures including business cost, labor supply, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospect and quality of life. According to Governor Bev Perdue’s office, recent Bureau of Labor and Statistics numbers show North Carolina is ranked 3rd in the nation for declining unemployment and 4th in the nation for job creation. The North Carolina […]
February 23, 2011

Another Quality American Manufacturer Chooses Davie County ~ Better Outdoor Products!

Better Outdoor Products manufactures the “Quick-series” of commercial lawn mowers, wheeled debris blowers and their upcoming Pioneer Dual-Hydro Brush Mowers in Davie County at the former Hanes facility on NC Highway 801N in Advance, NC.  Better Outdoor’s Quick mowers are in daily use by commercial landscapers and homeowners all across the United States and abroad. fter 35 years of developing equipment designs for some of the world’s best-known brands, in 2003, Gary Patridge founded Better Outdoor Products as a North Carolina company. Working from the old Crown Drug warehouse in Hillsdale, Better started with one model and shipped their first […]
February 15, 2011

Avgol Expansion Bringing 42 New Jobs to Mocksville!

Governor Perdue announced yesterday that Avgol, a leading manufacturer of ultra lightweight nonwoven fabrics, will expand its facility in Davie County. The company plans to create 42 jobs and invest $35 million during the next three years in Mocksville. The project was made possible in part by an $84,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund. “North Carolina is a world-leader in the nonwoven fabrics industry and these jobs are a win for North Carolina textile workers and Davie County,” said Gov. Perdue. “Creating jobs is my top priority, so it’s essential for the future of our economy to expand […]
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 […]