Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Representatives G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) and Walter Jones (R-NC), introduced the Eastern North Carolina Gateway Act of 2016 – legislation to improve Eastern North Carolina’s highway system....

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GREENVILLE, NC (June 19, 2015) – The Greenville, N.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) has been ranked in the top 20 percent of all U.S. metropolitan areas in Area Development’s list of Leading Locations for 2015, coming in at 72 out of 373 U.S. MSAs overall. Greenville also ranked 25th in the workforce category, putting it in the top 10 percent nationwide....

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Greenville, NC (April 16, 2015) — Greenville has once again made the top 10 on fDi Magazine’s list of “American Micro Cities of the Future - 2015-16.” Greenville ranked in the top 10 overall, the top three in two other categories, and has been ranked highly on the list since its inception in 2011....

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GREENVILLE, NC (March 23, 2015) - The Pitt County Development Commission has adopted a new logo that offers a salute to the commission’s partners, as well as provides a fresh, new look for the commission itself. Dark blue, purple, green and teal, representing Pitt County, East Carolina University, Pitt Community College, Vidant and the county’s constituent communities are incorporated into a Chihuly-inspired graphic....

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Greenville, N.C. (March 3, 2015) — DSM Dyneema’s Greenville facility has been selected as the recipient of North Carolina’s Pitt County Industry of the Year award for 2014-2015 by the Pitt County Development Commission in recognition of their efforts to drive greater sustainability, social responsibility and economic prosperity to Pitt County, demonstrating the company’s role as a model corporate citizen....

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GREENVILLE, NC (March 2, 2015) - East Carolina University (ECU) and Pitt Community College (PCC) will partner to create the East Coast’s finest training center for biomanufacturing and pharmaceuticals with funds provided by the Golden LEAF Foundation. Additional support from the North Carolina Community College System’s NCWorks Customized Training and BioNetwork will enhance the planned facilities and programs....

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GREENVILLE, NC (January 12, 2015) – The Greenville, N.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area has been ranked No. 9 on the Milken Institute’s list of Best Performing Small Cities for 2014. Greenville gained four spots from 2013 to put it in the top 10 this year. Unlike most high-ranking small metros, it was Greenville's strong, advanced technological GDP concentration that drove its improvement......

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GREENVILLE NC (January 8, 2015) - A $2 million grant will expand the services offered at Pitt Community College’s proposed Science and Technology Training Center. U.S. Representative G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., announced Thursday that the college will receive the grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration for the construction of the 75,000 square-foot facility....

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GREENVILLE, NC (December 9, 2014) — State transportation officials announced in Greenville today that they have moved up the construction schedule for the Southwest Bypass highway project. The project, originally slated for completion in 2020, will be completed by 2018, based on a new funding system, Greenville Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and Department of Transportation officials said during a news conference at City Hall....

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GREENVILLE, NC (November 25, 2014) — East Carolina University will begin partnerships with area companies to start a millennial campus and possibly add several more around Greenville. Chancellor Steve Ballard said at Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting the pharmaceutical companies Patheon, Hospira and Mayne Pharma have agreed to partner to create a Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing Center of Excellence....

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