News & Events
03/27/2014- N.C. Rural Infrastructure Second Round of Grants
03/27/2014 - N.C. Rural Infrastructure Second Round of Grants ...click for more.
03/18/14 - Creative Gift Packaging Expands in Rutherford County
03/18/14 Creative Gift Packaging Expands in Rutherford County...click for more.
03/04/14-Bonita Pioneer Expands East to Rutherford County
03-04-14 Bonita Pioneer Expands East to Rutherford County...click for more.
02/27/14 - Team Air Inc To Create Jobs in Rutherford County
02/27/14 - Team Air Inc To Create Jobs in Rutherford County ...click for more.
11/14/13 - Horsehead Gives Back to The Community
11/14/13 - Horsehead Gives Back to The Community...click for more.
11/07/13-Cohesion Phenomics Opens High-Tech Lab
11/07/13 - Cohesion Phenomics Opens High-Tech Lab in Spindale...click for more.
10/22/2013-Trelleborg Selects Rutherford County
10/22/2013 -Trelleborg Selects Rutherford County...click for more.
10/14/2013-Sunrise USA - Big Plus For Rutherford County
10/14/2013-Sunrise USA -Big Plus For Rutherford County...click for more.
09/19/13-Economic Development Product Tour
09/19/13- Elected Officials participated in an Economic Development product tour...click for more.
09/12/13 - Duke Energy Will Help Prepare Rutherford County Location for Potential Industrial Development
09/12/13-Duke Energy Will Help Prepare Rutherford County ...click for more.
08/27/13-ICC Ranked Among Nation's Best
08/27/13 - Isothermal Community College was rated among the nation's best...click for more.
8/8/2013-Isothermal Textiles Moves to Spindale
8/8/2013 - Isothermal Textiles Moves to Spindale...click for more.
8/7/2013 - Sunrise USA locates in Ellenboro
8/7/2013 - A new manufacturer of piillows, dog beds, fleece sheets and other products has moved into an industrial building in Ellenboro, NC....click for more.
07/15/2013-AdvantageWest Activity Report
07/15/2013-AdvantageWest Manufacturing activity report for the first half of 2013...click for more.
7/13/13 - Business Development Workshop for Veterans
7/13/13 - Attend this 4-hour no-cost workshop to learn about assistance and options for doing business with the government. This session is specifically designed for Veterans and Service Disabled Veterans....click for more.
6/28/2013-Hicks Grove Road Ribbon Cutting
6/28/2013-Hicks Grove Road was opened to traffic on June 12. A new, wider bridge was also constructed....click for more.
6/11/2013 - Ameridial Ranked Top 50 Teleservices Agency
6/11/2013 - The Ameridial staff is committed to providing clients with unparalleled service and technology to help them realize increased profitability and business growth. ...click for more.
5/16/2013 - Locally Made Polyurethane Wheels Put to the Test
5/16/2013-When the U.S. Department of Defense needed a rugged wheel that would be capable of withstanding repeated abuse over rough terrain and could be relied upon to keep vehicles moving in combat situations, they turned to Sunray, Inc....click for more.
04/24/2013-Ameridial Honored for Helping Clients Improve CRM
04/24/2013 - Ameridial has demonstrated to the editors of Customer Magazine that their products & services have improved the processes of their clients' businesses by streamlining and facilitating the flow of information needed for companies to retain their most precious asset...their customers....click for more.
3/7/2013 - Timken Named to World's Most Ethical Companies List
3/7/13 - Ethisphere uses in-depth research and a multi-step analysis of companies' business practices including codes of ethics, investment in innovation and sustainable business practices, plus other criteria to determine winners. ...click for more.
2/18/2013 - Rural Center Study Details Prospects for Manufacturing Resurgence
2/18/2013 -NC Rural Center report cites growing reasons for optimism about the future in manufacturing. This report provides policy makers and economic developers a wealth of new information to guide their work....click for more.
2/17/2013 - SENC hires new manager
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1/29/13 - Manroy Defense Systems to Create 53 Jobs in Spindale, NC
1/29/13 - Manroy is a leading supplier to the global defense industry with extensive experience in the production of machine guns, mounts and ancillary products....click for more.
11/5/12 - Economic Development Strategic Planning RFP
11/5/12 - Rutherford County Economic Development is seeking proposals from qualified firms with extensive experience in developing economic development strategic plans. ...click for more.
10/19/2012 - Diamondback Tactical Secures Contract
10/19/2012 - Spindale-based Diamondback Tactical recently secured an exclusive, five-year contract with the FBI....click for more.
10/18/2012 - Facebook distributes second group of grants
10/18/2012 - 16 recipients benefit from Facebook's 2012 class of Facebook Community Grants....click for more.
8/24/12 - Local Company Lands Contract with South Pacific Island Nation
8/24/12 - CAAMS has sold one of its Twin Otter aircraft to Air Kiribati Ltd. Kiribati is an island nation located in the central tropical Pacific Ocean. ...click for more.
8/28/12 - Economic Development Projects Earn Awards
8/28/12 - Horsehead investment earns Rutherford County the Corporate Investment Award from Trade and Industry Development magazine....click for more.
7/12/2012 - Valley Fine Foods locates in Rutherford County
7/13/2012 - Valley Fine Foods to open its new East Coast manufacturing operation in Forest City, NC and create 305 jobs....click for more.
6/27/12-Wells, Jenkins & Wells expands in Rutherford County
6/27/12-Wells, Jenkins & Wells expands in Rutherford County...click for more.
6/8/12 - Diamondback Tactical
6/8/12 - At Diamondback, overcoming obstacles further strengthens its resolve.....click for more.
4/20/2012-Facebook officially opens Forest City data center
4/20/12 - Facebook officially opens Forest City Data Center...click for more.
04/20/2012-Facebook data center marks Forest City opening
4/20/2012 - Facebook Forest City opens - read all about it through various news articles...click for more.
03/14/2012-NC Projects Earn 2012 CiCi Awards
03/14/2012 - Horsehead Corporation is making a capital investment of more than $350 million near Forest City, North Carolina (Rutherford County,) to build a state-of-the-art zinc production facility....click for more.
03/09/12 - Ameridial to Add 195 Jobs in Rutherford County
03/09/12 - Ameridial, Inc, plans to expand in Spindale and create 195 jobs and invest $2.1 million during the next three years. The project was made possible in part by a $100,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund. The announcement was made today by Governor Bev Perdue....click for more.
02/28/12 - Plastics manufacturer to add 54 jobs in Rutherford County
02/28/2012 - Governor Bev Perdue on Feb. 27 announced that Alliance Precision Plastics Corp, an injection molding plastics and tooling manufacturer, will locate a facility in Rutherford County. ...click for more.
02/29/12-Alliance Precision Plastics Acquires Molding Dynamics
02/29/12-Rutherford County Board of Commissioners gives unanimous approval of Industrial Development Grants as Alliance agrees to investment and job creation....click for more.
02/28/12 - ICC Data Center Institute will Boost Opportunities
02/28/12 - Facebook recently donated a rack of servers to ICC that will be used for the Data Center Institute as well as related coursework that is part of the school's curriculum....click for more.
12/5/11 - MCNC: Broadband key infrastructure for future
12/5/2011 - MCNC is an independent nonprofit that provides technical infrastructure to educate, innovate and enhance economic development throughout North Carolina....click for more.
12/1/11 - Ameridial ribbon cutting ceremony
12/1/11 - Ameridial hosted community citizens at their new call center facility for a ...click for more.
11/4/11-ICC’s Career Expo exposes students to unique opportunities
11/04/11-Students attending the expo got to see and hear from welders, plasma cutters, electricians and other skilled tradesmen as they discussed their occupations and future potential in their fields....click for more.
10/28/11-Facebook Announces Rutherford County Grant Recipients
10/28/11-Facebook Announces Rutherford County Grant Recipients...click for more.
10/10/2011-Ameridial Opens New Call Center
10/10/2011- Ameridial Inc, one of the nation’s leading contact centers, has opened a new 48 seat facility in Rutherford County. It will initially be staffed with 50 new employees who will handle inbound customer service calls for a major health insurance company. ...click for more.
10/4/2011 - Facebook opens data center in western North Carolina
10/4/2011-State and local leaders said there's a lot to like as the social networking company Facebook gets closer to opening the first phase of a data center in Forest City. The company will eventually open two buildings to handle data for millions of Facebook users on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean....click for more.
10/5/2011 - Facebook Expands, Adds Jobs in Rutherford County
10/5/2011 - The first building is almost complete and today Facebook announced that building #2 will begin immediately. Governor Bevely Perdue, Lt Governor Walter Dalton and others toured the facility on Monday....click for more.
9/23/2011 - Bixler named on Becker's List
9/23/2011 - David Bixler,President and CEO of Rutherford Regional Healthcare System, is included in Becker's List...click for more.
9/21/2011 - Work Begins Quickly for Horsehead's Arrival
9/21/2011 - Heavy equipment was moving before 8 am on Tuesday morning; a day after Horsehead announced a $360 million plant to be located in Rutherford County....click for more.
9/19/2011 - New Industry Receives Leaders' Support
9/19/2011 - Leaders express support of Horsehead relocation in a public hearing at Isothermal - Rutherford County Commissioners and Forest City Town Council unanimously approved incentives for the project...click for more.
9/19/2011-Governor Welcomes Horsehead to Rutherford County
9/19/2011 - Gov. Beverly Perdue announced this afternoon that Horesehead Corporation is investing $360 million and plans to create 250 jobs....click for more.
8/26/2011 - Two Companies Will Add Jobs
8/26/2011 - Diamondback Tactical and Manroy USA both plan to increase production and workforce in Rutherford County....click for more.
7/26/11-NC Capital Access Program
7/26/11-By reducing risk, NC CAP encourages banks and others lenders to consider loans that otherwise fall outside conventional underwriting standards....click for more.
7/13/2011-DOT sets time lines for US 221 bypass, road work
7/13/2011-The NC State Transportation Improvement Program has released updates on the US 221 widening project through Rutherford County....click for more.
6/17/2011-Johnson named NCEDA Developer of the Year
6/17/2011-"Economic development for Tom is more than a profession," wrote Scott Hamilton, chief executive officer of Advantage West. "It is his passion."...click for more.
6/16/2011-Tom Johnson Named Developer of the Year 2011
6/16/2011-At the 2011 Annual NCEDA conference held June 14-16, Tom Johnson, EDC Director for Rutherford County,NC was named developer of the year....click for more.
6/1/11-Facebook Facility a Work in Progress
6/1/11 - The Facebook Data Center is under construction in Rutherford County. How the completed campus will look can only be left to the imagination....click for more.
5/24/2011 - Facebook - The Project That Keeps on Giving
5/24/2011 Today's announcement regarding the mechanism for giving grants to local non-profits is one more way of showing Facebook's commitment to the community....click for more.
05/24/2011 - Facebook-Rutherford Community Action Grants
5/24/2011 - Facebook is committed to playing a positive role in Rutherford County and announces a new grant program to distribute up to $200,000 to eligible nonprofits....click for more.
3/15/2011 - Projects Awarded for Community Impact
3/15/2011 Facebook Datacenter Project wins Community Investment award by Trade & Industry Development...click for more.
2/22/11-Small businesses and nonprofits are discovering that Facebook is an effective means for communicating with important audiences....click for more.
2/8/2011-Data Centers Growing in North Carolina
2/8/2011-Western North Carolina is quickly becoming a hot spot for data centers....click for more.
12/07/10 - Facebook's Data Center Project Hires Locally
12/07/10 - Construction Underway at $450 Million Data Center, General Contractor Taking Applications...click for more.
11/11/10 - Facebook "Likes" Rutherford County video
11/11/10 - View the unveiling of the most recent addition to Rutherford County....click for more.
11/11/10 - Facebook "Friends" Rutherford County
11/11/10 - Facebook to build new Data Center in Rutherford County. The data center will house thousands of computer servers....click for more.
10/30/10 - Company to Invest $450M
10/30/10 - Company's construction and operation of new facility, on property off US 74 and Old Caroleen Road, will further the economic interest of the county...click for more.
7/17/10 - CMI bringing 53 jobs to Rutherford
7/17/10 - CMI Enterprises has announced a manufacturing facility that produces trim for ...click for more.
7/16/10 - Automotive Trim Manufacturer to Bring 53 Jobs, New Manufacturing Facility to Rutherford County
7/16/10 - Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that C.M.I. Enterprises Inc., a national supplier ...click for more.
7/13/10 - Rutherford Hospital Named One of America's 20 Best Community Hospitals
7/13/10 - Rutherford Hospital was selected based on patient safety, outcomes and satisfaction and by rankings on industry lists, including hospital rankings by Thomson Reuters, U.S. News & World Report and HealthGrades. ...click for more.
5/4/10 - County Get an A+ Rating on Bonds
5/4/10 - Standard and Poor’s has upgraded Rutherford County from an “A” rating to an “A+” rating....click for more.
3/15/10 - Local company reinvents wheel
3/15/10 - Tank treads, landing gear and ball return all have a specialized polyurethane wheel manufactured in Rutherford County by Sunray, Inc....click for more.
10/20/09 - NC is the Top State to Build a Data Center
10/20/09 - North Carolina is the top state in the nation, and the United States is the No. 2 nation in which to build a data center...click for more.
9/24/09 - Foundation is a County Asset
9/24/09 - The Foundation, the crown jewel of ICC, is marking its 10th anniversary....click for more.
5/13/09 - Golden LEAF Brings Fiber Network to Rutherford County
On June 30, 2009 the Public Safety Fiber Network will be completed, thanks to a $1.4 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation....click for more.