Beverly Perdue

Jul 15, 2011

No fracking way

Decades’ worth of energy could be sealed up in shale in the piedmont of North Carolina. But Robert Hardison, president of Status Oilwells Inc. in Charlotte, doesn’t really care. Although […]

Jul 15, 2011

Developers brace for end of permit extension

The heat could soon be on some Charlotte-area developers to speed up construction on projects before the end of this year. If they don’t, it could cost them their precious […]

Jun 30, 2011

Perdue vetoes fracking bill

Gov. Beverly Perdue has vetoed a bill that would have moved the state closer to allowing a controversial process to extract onshore reserves of natural gas. Senate Bill 709, which […]

Jun 20, 2011

Compass Group USA to add 200 jobs in Charlotte, invest $8.5M

Compass Group USA plans to add 200 jobs at its Charlotte headquarters over the next four years in an $8.5 million investment, the company announced today. CGUSA, which provides catering to […]

Jun 15, 2011

North Carolina lawmakers override historic Perdue budget veto

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s General Assembly completed its override of Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue’s historic budget veto today, and a state spending plan that cuts sales taxes — and, the […]

Jun 3, 2011

Perdue signs order to restore unemployment benefits

Gov. Beverly Perdue said today that she has signed an executive order to allow federal unemployment insurance benefits to be restored to some 47,000 North Carolinians. The benefits went away […]

May 31, 2011

Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems to open $4.1M engineering center in Charlotte, create 135 jobs

Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems plans to open its main engineering center in Charlotte, in a $4.1 million project that will create 135 jobs over the next five years, officials announced […]

May 3, 2011

Siemens exec to Perdue: We need skilled workers

Companies are struggling to find qualified workers to fuel any kind of economic recovery and replace retiring baby boomers, business leaders told Gov. Bev Perdue Monday at an economic roundtable in Charlotte. […]

Apr 30, 2011

NC state workers group holds anti-layoff rally

RALEIGH — A North Carolina state workers union wants lawmakers to hold back likely layoffs by finding additional tax revenues and cost savings to close a projected $2 billion-plus budget […]

Apr 19, 2011

NC jobless take on Perdue jobless benefits veto

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s out-of-work residents who just lost their unemployment benefits are telling their stories at the state capitol to protest a political faceoff that halted extended help for […]

Apr 17, 2011

Perdue vetoes jobless benefits, cuts

RALEIGH — Forced by Republican legislators to choose between halting unemployment benefits for about 37,000 people and accepting a double-digit budget cut, Gov. Beverly Perdue has vetoed legislation that would […]

Apr 7, 2011

Perdue, NC Senate leader square off on jobs

RALEIGH — Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue and Republicans traded verbal jabs today over who’s getting the state economy back on track, a sign of their increasingly frayed relations heading into […]

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