News: Business

May. 12, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

Crisco, primary opponent to Aiken, dies in fall

A North Carolina textile entrepreneur locked in a too-close-to-call Democratic Party primary with former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken has died.

May. 12, 2014 @ 01:46 PM

Some Steelcase production will shift to Mexico

The first workers at the Steelcase Inc. factory that’s closing in south High Point could lose their jobs late this summer or early this fall, and some of the production there will be shifted to Mexico, according to a notice provided by the company.

May. 08, 2014 @ 08:36 AM

Job fair set today at Oak Hollow Mall

Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina will co-host a Career & Resource Fair with the High Point Workforce Career Center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today. The free event will be held at Oak Hollow Mall at 921 Eastchester Drive.

May. 06, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Steelcase to close city plant

Steelcase will close its plant in south High Point in stages during the next year and a half to two years, costing 230 workers their jobs.

May. 05, 2014 @ 04:15 PM

Furniture company may expand in Randolph County

An unidentified private company based in High Point is considering whether to open an upholstered furniture assembly and distribution plant in eastern Randolph County that could lead to 150 new jobs.

Apr. 29, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

March jobless rates make little shifts

Jobless rates in the High Point area fell slightly from February to March as the local job market continues to incrementally recover from the impact of the Great Recession.

Apr. 25, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

Development eyed for Wallburg intersection

Officials in the northeastern Davidson County town of Wallburg hope that rezoning a tract at a key intersection will lead to more shopping and business options for residents.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 08:35 AM

Governor to visit High Point this afternoon

Gov. Pat McCrory will make an economic policy announcement with regards to the historic preservation tax credits this afternoon in High Point.

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 03:54 PM

Airport Authority has rare split vote for leaders

Business executive Steve Showfety of Guilford County was named the new chairman of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority in the first split vote for the leader of the board in the last 40 years.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

City gas prices lowest in state headed into Easter

Motorists in the High Point area, as it often the case going into a holiday, are expected to shell out the least amount in the state for gasoline during Easter weekend.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 02:27 PM

Hint at a High Point headquarters?

A home furnishings company that emerged from the ashes of the former Furniture Brands International still hasn’t confirmed speculation it will relocate its corporate headquarters from St. Louis to High Point, but is planning to base three key executives here.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 02:30 PM

Jobless rates edge down, but reason why remains in dispute

Unemployment rates across the High Point area and the vast majority of the state declined from January to February, though whether that signals a turnaround for job-seekers remains an intense point of economic and political debate.

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 05:23 PM

GTCC holds tech trades job fair Friday

Guilford Technical Community College will host an Advanced Manufacturing and Technical Job Fair 1 to 3 p.m. Friday on its east Greensboro Campus.

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 03:57 PM

City officially springs into market Saturday

Home furnishings businessmen Bill Korenich and Jeff Ozyurt come from diverse parts of the United States and serve different clientele, but they shared the same sense of hope about the High Point Market on Friday.

Apr. 02, 2014 @ 03:29 PM

Lynch retiring as Greensboro recruiter during tumultuous period

Longtime principal Greensboro economic recruiter Dan Lynch will retire at the end of this year amid calls by some business leaders in Greensboro for his resignation or firing because of what they see as lagging job creation in the city.