President Biden’s North Carolina Visit Will Spotlight Workforce Training Efforts for Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Biden’s North Carolina visit will spotlight how workforce training programs are preparing students for good-paying jobs. The Biden administration’s clean energy plan incentives robust job training programs and stimulates rapid economic growth in communities across North Carolina, creating good-paying jobs that don’t require four year degrees. 

Thanks to Biden’s clean energy plan, North Carolina’s economy is thriving—and providing new jobs for the Tar Heel State. According to Climate Power’s latest Clean Energy Jobs Report, in the months since the Inflation Reduction Act passed, $9.6 billion has been invested to turbocharge North Carolina’s economy, creating over 3,600 clean energy jobs. 

Some examples of North Carolina’s turbocharged clean energy economy: 

  • Last summer, Toyota announced that the company was investing $2.5 billion in its EV battery facility. The additional investment will create 350 jobs in Liberty, North Carolina. 
  • Wolfspeed announced their plan to create the world’s largest silicon carbide materials facility in Chatham County, producing a material used for components in electric vehicles and solar equipment. The project is expected to create 1,800 jobs. 
  • This year, Kempower announced that the company would invest $41 million in a new EV charging station factory in Durham. Kempower plans on creating 600 jobs

Additionally, the Biden administration’s affordable clean energy plan has invested in bold climate resiliency programs and cost-saving efficiency projects. Last year, the Department of Energy announced that North Carolina would be receiving over $208 million in home energy rebate funding to lower energy costs and make homes more energy efficient. 

Please reach out to Jasmine at [email protected] if you are interested in speaking to North Carolina leaders about the state’s clean energy economy and President Biden’s visit.