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 […]
December 18, 2010

Update: WinMock at Kinderton ~ Transformation Underway!

One year ago this week we published a story announcing the fabulous future for the stunning 17,000 square foot barn which was part of WinMock Farm in Davie County.  The owner and developer of this historic Davie County landmark, Sterling Events, is certainly putting its decades of corporate event planning experience to good use as the transformation of this 17,000 foot landmark into a world-class event center begins to take shape. New Event Center Developed “for” Event Planners “by” Event Planners Building off their own experiences in the industry, Sterling Events Group, celebrating 25 years in business this year, has […]
December 2, 2010

Ingersoll Rand Employees Receive 2010 Business of the Year Award!

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce 2010 Business of the Year award was presented to Ingersoll Rand employees today at the IR Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Mocksville, North Carolina. When the award was presented to the Ingersoll Rand management team at the annual chamber awards banquet last month, the IR management team asked that the award be presented personally to those who deserve it most… the Ingersoll Rand associates who do the hard work all year long. At a Christmas luncheon on December 2nd, community leaders from the town of Mocksville and Davie County, including town and county board […]
November 22, 2010

Nation’s Executives Rank North Carolina #1!

North Carolina has been ranked the number one business climate in the nation by Site Selection magazine, the nation’s premier publication for corporate executives on business location strategies! North Carolina Competitive Advantages Executives from some of the world’s most respected companies identified the following competitive advantages North Carolina offers: ~ a wealth of talented and skilled labor, ~ outstanding custom training programs, ~ solid transportation infrastructure, ~ low cost of doing business, and ~ high quality of life. First Place Finish Underscores North Carolina Success! “All states face economic and budgetary challenges these days, but this ranking reminds us that […]
November 9, 2010

Mrs. Helen Page Crenshaw, Raylen Vineyard and Ingersoll Rand Receive 2010 Chamber of Commerce Awards at 41st Annual Awards Banquet!

The 2010 Davie County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet held at Bermuda Run Country Club on Thursday, October 28th was generously sponsored by CenturyLink, VentLab Corporation and Webb Heating and Air. Several members fully embraced the spirit of the Halloween Costume Contest by arriving in some very creative costumes. As always, this annual event continues to be greatly supported by the business community and serves as a reminder of the importance of coming together to celebrate accomplishments and to recognize outstanding commitments to our community. The 2010 Small Business of the Year Award was presented to Raylen Vineyards and Winery, […]
November 4, 2010

Ingersoll Rand Brings Over 200 Additional Manufacturing Jobs to Mocksville!

Phil Wekenmann, the Plant Manager at Ingersoll Rand in Mocksville provided an upbeat update to community leaders from across Davie County at a recent quarterly update meeting hosted by the Davie County Economic Development Commission. Over the last 18 months, Ingersoll Rand has hired more than 200 people for the manufacturing plant in Mocksville as employment there has more than doubled. Mocksville Plant Wins Ingersoll Rand Chairman’s Award Continuing a 100 year old tradition of innovation in manufacturing, Ingersoll Rand has invested over 8.2 million dollars in capital improvements in 2010, enhancing  and modernizing operations at the Ingersoll Rand manufacturing […]
October 4, 2010

The value of goods produced in the top 3 NC metropolitan areas growing at double the national rate!

A recent article in the Greensboro News and Record shows that growth in North Carolina manufacturing is playing a key role in US economic recovery. North Carolina is home to 3 of the top 20 metropolitan areas in the country in terms of output growth.  During the second quarter of 2010, the value of good produced nationally grew by only 0.6% while the value of goods produced in the top 3 North Carolina metropolitan areas grew at about double the national rate.  Details here. Manufacturing accounts for 20 cents of every dollar of income generated in North Carolina and accounts […]