The Energy that Powers Our Economy
Nuclear power plants alone currently provide 2,600 jobs in North Carolina. Of course, our energy infrastructure not only supports jobs that maintain it, but also the thousands of jobs created as newer technologies, like solar, connect to that infrastructure.
As we continue to develop more diverse energy sources, such as nuclear power and natural gas, the expansion of job opportunities directly contributes to the economic success of rural and underdeveloped communities across the state.
North Carolina’s major industries, such as manufacturing—which now provides nearly half a million residents with jobs—rely on our competitive energy prices to fuel the state’s economy. Moving forward, this sector—and many others—will be empowered to continue expanding as a result of our planned natural gas infrastructure and the affordable energy it provides for customers.
We’re proud of the jobs and growth Duke Energy continues to create for North Carolina and, through that work, the progress we’re helping enable in other industries as well.
NC A&T lands $23.7M federal grant for workforce training program
North Carolina A&T has landed a $23.7 million federal grant for workforce development, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced early Wednesday. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s grant will focus on energy and resiliences, the agency disclosed.
Radiant Rays see bright future in renewable energy
They call themselves the Radiant Rays — 10 girls who went through a five-week internship at the Center for Energy Education, an internship which rewarded them with $1,500 scholarships at the end of the program.
Governor Cooper Announces Electric-Powered Boat Manufacturer Will Create 170 Jobs in McDowell County
Forza X1, Inc., the builder of an innovative line of electric-powered boats, will invest $10.5 million to establish a new manufacturing plant in McDowell County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will create 170 jobs in Marion.
Learn more about what we’re doing to improve our state’s economy and how you can help us move North Carolina forward.