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The Ardagh Group Expands in Forsyth County Creating 94 Jobs with $195M Investment

The Ardagh Group, a global manufacturer of sustainable beverage packaging, will invest $195 million and create 94 new jobs in Forsyth County to expand its largest US can manufacturing facility. The project will add 2 new high-speed can manufacturing lines at the facility on Old Milwaukee Lane along with additional building improvements. Today’s announcement represents… Read More »

NC Ranks Among Top States in Competitive Corporate Taxes

New Ranking from the Tax Foundation is covered in a report provided by the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) North Carolina ranks among the nation’s best-performing states overall in a study comparing state corporate tax costs across the country, according to a Tax Foundation report. The Tax Foundation produced the comprehensive Location Matters report in collaboration… Read More »

Venture Winston Grants

Do you run an entrepreneurial company with the potential to shake the status quo, but without the resources to build a scalable business? Based in Winston-Salem, NC, Agile City, a pioneer in the field of business ecosystem building and entrepreneur innovation, has opened entries for its Venture Winston Grants program with applications due on June 30, 2021. Companies may submit… Read More »

Husband-and-Wife Startup The Agent Accelerator Launches Tech Platform for Real Estate Teams

Winston-Salem-based startup The Agent Accelerator officially launched its beta product this month, an E-learning platform for professionals in one of the trickiest industries to navigate—real estate. Husband and wife duo Houston and Chelsea Goodwin (who met in Greenville, S.C., where both were top industry performers), founded The Agent Accelerator in 2017 after realizing the potential… Read More »

Smith Reynolds Airport Receives $4.45 Million CARES Act Grant

Smith Reynold Airport has been awarded a $4.45 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to help preserve and create hundreds of jobs and offset additional economic adversity caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  The grant was awarded by the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). This grant will be matched with $1.6 million in local… Read More »

AARF Celebrates Groundbreaking on New Facility

AARF, the Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation of Winston-Salem, has celebrated the groundbreaking of a new facility that will allow the nonprofit to expand its staff and veterinary services. The new facility will be located on Thurston Street nearby its existing location on Harvey Street. The location is adjacent to the Hanes Towne Village Shopping… Read More »


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