Local & State Leaders Recognize State Conservation Farm Family
Pitt County Soil and Water District with local and state officials will honor S&S Farms and Homeplace Strawberries as the 2021 State Conservation Farm Family of the Year during a ceremony on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the farm, owned and operated by Steve Sutton and family, located at 3054 Askew Road, Farmville, N.C. ...Read the Full Story
NC BIONEER Venture Challenge 2022
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center launched this life-sciences-based, innovation-focused venture challenge to raise the profile, increase the volume, and enhance the successes of life science commercialization, innovators, entrepreneurs, and companies in every region across North Carolina....Read the Full Story
Pitt County Announces Business Recovery Grant for N.C. Businesses
PITT COUNTY, N.C. – The North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) announced on Thursday, December 16, 2021 that it will begin accepting applications for Business Recovery Grants immediately. The program, administered by NCDOR, will issue a one-time payment to N.C. businesses that meet the eligibility requirements and experienced an economic loss of at least 20 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic....Read the Full Story
Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces Expansion in Pitt County
Governor Roy Cooper announced today that Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, will invest $154 million and create 290 additional jobs in Pitt County, NC. Average wage for the new positions is projected to be approximately 50 percent higher than Pitt County’s overall average annual wage of $42,801....Read the Full Story
Farm Bureau to Award $165,000 in Startup Funds to Ten Businesses
The Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge is a national business competition that showcases U.S. startups developing innovative solutions that address challenges facing America’s farmers, ranchers and rural communities. Launched in 2015, The Challenge was the first national business competition of its kind focused exclusively on rural entrepreneurs....Read the Full Story
Virtual program to expose middle and high school students to local career paths
GREENVILLE, NC (March 22, 2021) – Grow Local, the largest effort of its kind in eastern North Carolina, is a week- long initiative led by the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Pitt County Economic Development and PhRMA. The program begins today and runs through Friday March 26, as a no-cost business/educator initiative designed to introduce, involve, inspire, and invest in the future of our community and workforce....Read the Full Story
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