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Senior student nurse anesthetists Derek Toney, left, talks with N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker during a tour of East Carolina University at the Allied Heath Sciences Building on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.   (Aileen Devlin/ The Daily  Reflector)
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Senior student nurse anesthetists Derek Toney, left, talks with N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker during a tour of East Carolina University at the Allied Heath Sciences Building on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (Aileen Devlin/ The Daily Reflector)

State official: Looking for job creation

By Michael Abramowitz

The Daily Reflector

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N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker on Wednesday announced the creation of 159 new manufacturing jobs in Beaufort County, then visited East Carolina University looking for more job growth possibilities.

Decker and Gov. Pat McCrory announced that idX Impressions, which builds store fixtures for retailers, banks and telecom companies across the globe, will expand its manufacturing operations in Beaufort County and invest $3 million in Washington, N.C., during the next three years.


“Companies like idX Impressions are contributing to an increasing trend of job growth throughout rural North Carolina,” Decker said. “It’s time for a bold, focused, comprehensive approach to economic development that will improve the economic health of North Carolinians in all 100 counties.”

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