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Category: Economic Development

North Carolina Named State of the Year by Business Facilities

North Carolina is being recognized for economic development and growth, being named the 2022 State of the Year by Business Facilities, a publication specializing in the site selection marketplace. This is the second time North Carolina has received the top honor, having also been named State of the Year in 2020. “A succinct regional economic… Read More »

Q4 Report and Year-in-Review

A location announcement released this week – Nelipak Healthcare Packaging – caps off a 4th quarter full of positive momentum for Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. We are excited to celebrate the milestones of 2022 as we carry our momentum forward! This year we have seen economic growth through projects that have generated over 1,000 new… Read More »

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging Chooses Forsyth County

Nelipak Corporation (d/b/a Nelipak Healthcare Packaging), a leading global healthcare packaging manufacturer, has chosen to establish a new flexible packaging production site in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The site was selected to be Nelipak’s first flexible packaging site in the Americas region after a comprehensive nationwide search.  “We are excited to locate this new facility… Read More »

Krispy Kreme Expands in Forsyth County

Krispy Kreme has announced it will expand operations at its Winston-Salem facility, to support the production of its Branded Sweet Treats line, a packaged doughnut product. The expansion will generate 180 new jobs with a $5.8 million capital investment over 3-4 years as part of the company’s long-term growth strategy. A legacy employer in Forsyth… Read More »

State of the Economy

At the State of the Economy presented by Wake Forest University, we looked at Forsyth County’s economic progress throughout 2022 and opportunities ahead in 2023. Our discussion featured Mit Shah, CEO of Noble Investment Group and member of the Wake Forest Board of Trustees.  Mark Owens spoke about how our community is working towards our… Read More »

German Manufacturer Establishes North American Headquarters in Forsyth County

Ziehl-Abegg will relocate into Union Cross Industrial Center investing over $100 million and creating hundreds of new jobs  Ziehl-Abegg, a German manufacturer of ventilation systems, generators, and other equipment, will establish its North American headquarters in Forsyth County, investing over $100 million and creating hundreds of new jobs. The company has selected a 500,000 SF… Read More »


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