DHi and Jones County, NC in the News

DHi and Jones County, NC in the News

Trenton, NC (October 16, 2006) — DHi's upcoming presence in Jones County, North Carolina, continues to generate considerable excitement both locally and nationally.  Intense statewide attention has been drawn to the company's new Operations and Technology Development Center (OTDC) that's slated for completion in 2007.

It will help create much-needed jobs for the local economy. Area officials regard this as vital to retaining the county's youth population which must now move elsewhere after high school and college to seek employment opportunities. DHi is just as eager to tap this neglected labor market, which also includes retired veterans in the county

In addition to stories by the Associated Press and other nationwide media outlets and TV coverage throughout the state, news on DHi and Jones County—Partners in Progress—has appeared in the Kinston, NC Free Press (PDF here and related story here), WITN-TV 7, the News-Observer (here and here), the WRAL LocalTechWire, MyrtleBeachOnline (AP wire), Triangle Business Journal, WRAL-TV 5, the New Bern Sunday Journal, FoxCarolina News, the Richmond Times-Dispatch (Virginia), and numerous additional publications and websites.

Governor Mike Easley's press release announcing the award of a $100,000 One North Carolina Fund grant DHi to aid in the creation of 25 new jobs in Jones County has also been widely disseminated.

Next month, three DHi employees plan to relocate their offices from coastal Carolina to temporary facilities in Trenton, the Jones County seat. Construction of the new facility is slated to begin before the end of 2006.  The company is already interviewing for three new positions, and expects to make employment offers soon.