Tuesday Open Line

Gov. Bev Perdue continued her focus on spurring job creation and putting our people back to work with a series of high-profile jobs announcements.

In 12 days, Gov. Bev Perdue announced more than 700 new jobs created in North Carolina. The announcements add to a tally of 1,030 announced jobs and $258 million in new investment announced since the General Assembly adjourned its session in June.

The latest jobs announcements include 225 new jobs and a $101 million investment in Time Warner Cable’s plan to build a new data center in Charlotte. In Cary this week, Gov. Perdue announced that the LORD Corporation, a diversified technology company plans an expansion to create 117 new jobs and invest $20 million. In June, Gov. Perdue announced Linamar Corporation, a leading supplier of engine, transmission and driveline components, will locate its newest manufacturing facility in Asheville, to supply precision machined components.