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NC Commerce Secretary Copeland will step down

Dec. 13. NC Commerce Secretary Anthony Copeland will step down at the end of January. During the four years Copeland served as Gov. Cooper’s commerce secretary, the state of North Carolina announced the creation of 78,877 jobs, attracting more than $17.4 billion in capital investment.

The department also launched and expanded workforce programs like Finish Line Grants to support workers pursing higher education and numerous online tools to connect businesses and workers.

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“Four years ago, we assembled one of the strongest cabinets in the history of North Carolina. I appreciate Tony Copeland’s willingness to join my cabinet and use his excellent skills and experience to help our state grow jobs and boost important programs like job training,” said Cooper.

The beginning of a new term is a natural time for transition, he said. “My administration will remain laser focused on the economic priorities that lay ahead as we rebound from this pandemic,” Cooper added.

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