June 17, 2014 — A $1.25 million grant to encourage middle schoolers in Pitt, Beaufort and Edgecombe counties to consider careers in advanced manufacturing was announced Monday. Golden LEAF Foundation, an economic development organization, awarded the two-year grant to the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Academy, which will fund teacher training, summer camp programming for students and......

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By Michael Abramowitz
The Daily Reflector August 4, 2013 - East Carolina University and Pitt Community College are giving veterans a career boost and showcasing an economic development model that builds on human capital to fill the growing needs of area industries. ECU, PCC, the City of Greenville and their industry partners in Operation Reentry N.C., a national research support organization funded by the Department of Defense, a...

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May 22, 2013 - Another community in Eastern NC has reason to celebrate the state of its workforce. Pitt County, home to East Carolina University, has become the second Certified WorkReady Community in NC. Largely funded by the NC Rural Economic Development Center, the initiative is under leadership and direction from North Carolina’s Eastern Region (NCER). NCER is an economic development organization which seeks to build a regional capacity to support economic growth and create opportunities wh...

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May 23, 2011
The Daily Reflector NACCO Materials Handling Group, the maker of Hyster and Yale lift trucks, was awarded the Carolina Star Safety Award at the Eastern North Carolina Safety Awards ceremony, hosted by the N.C. Department of Labor and the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce. To qualify, a company must pass an initial assessment to prove that its facilities are a safe, healthy and productive work environment S...

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By K.J. Williams
The Daily Reflector February 20, 2011 - Some effects of the recession appear to be receding, and signs of economic growth are in the air, experts and executives say. Wanda Yuhas, executive director of the Pitt County Development Commission, said there are some good signs locally. “It's incremental, but it's positive growth. We are seeing small gains,” she said, noting, “It's not a complete turnaround.” The area is r...

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Greenville NC (July 1, 2008) - The Pitt County Development Commission and the Region Q Workforce Development Board were recently awarded a $55,500 grant from the North Carolina Eastern Region Partnership (NCER) to expand and accelerate the WorkKeys assessment system and Career Readiness Certification program. NCER’s grant will allow Pitt County to create a critical mass of assessment clients to retain and recruit targeted industries creating an employer-employee-education-economic development pa...

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