WCC and Tyson Launch Upward Academy for Tyson Employees Upward Academy, a collaborative effort between Tyson Foods Inc. and Wilkes Community College (WCC), recently launched adult education classes for Tyson team members at the company’s facilities in Wilkesboro. Nearly 180 team members are now attending classes in high school equivalency (GED) and English language communication skills.

Published: Monday, 12 November 2018 10:49



LuRay Textiles, Inc. received Vendor of the Year award from the National Safety Apparel in Cleveland, OH this month.

LuRay Textiles, Inc. is a manufacturer of knitted fabrics. They use American made yarn in the production of cloth. They offer a variety of fabrics from cotton and polyester to Kevlar®, Nomex® and PBI®.

Published: Friday, 09 November 2018 08:53

Human Resources Meeting was hosted by WEDC on November 20th. Fifteen leaders were in attendance. If you know a HR professional or person focused on workforce development who would like to attend the next quarterly meeting, please contact us.

Published: Friday, 09 November 2018 08:53

Thread Capital, a new nonprofit subsidiary of the Rural Center, is doubling down on that proud lending history by providing loans up to $50,000 to entrepreneurs in all 100 North Carolina counties.

Published: Friday, 12 October 2018 10:49



North Wilkesboro based ECMD Inc. was recently recognized for being ranked 13th in the North Carolina Mid-Market Fast 40. This list is comprised of the top 40 businesses across North Carolina that have made strong gains in workforce and revenue for two consecutive years. ECMD Inc. is also ranked 36 in the list of NC top 100 privately held companies. These rankings are published annually by Business North Carolina magazine.

Published: Friday, 12 October 2018 09:49