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Mar 24, 2017

The Opioid Crisis: Why The Business Community Should Take Note

North Carolina’s “Wilmington and Beaches” region has a lot going for it: a revitalized downtown, a nationally acclaimed “Best American Riverfront” and a construction boom ...

Mar 23, 2017

Area That Includes Brunswick County Is 2nd Fastest Growing In The U.S.

The metropolitan statistical area that includes Brunswick County was the second fastest-growing metro area in the nation from 2015 to 2016, according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates release ...

Mar 22, 2017

GE Hitachi Forges Alliance For European Nuclear Decommissioning Services

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Bechtel will partner up to pursue decommissioning and dismantlement services for nuclear power plants in Germany and Sweden, officials announced Wednesday.   The a ...

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Chad Wouters
Earney & Company, LLP

Tax Credit For Hiring Targeted Employees

Posted Jan 25, 2017
At the end of 2015, the U.S. House and Senate passed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH). The PATH retroactively reauthorizes the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program for a five-year period, from Dec. 31, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2019.

WOTC is a federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups, who have consistently fac...read entire article
Mar 17, 2017

Unemployment Rates Increase In January

The Wilmington area’s unemployment rate ticked up in January from the previous month, but it remained below where it stood a year ago.   The Wilmington area, which includes New Hanover an ...

Mar 16, 2017

Downtown's New MSD Gains Fiber Internet Designation

Downtown Wilmington’s recently created Municipal Services District is the first such district in the U.S. to receive a high-speed internet designation from AT&T, officials announced Thursday ...

Mar 15, 2017

Regional Marketing Initiative Moves Forward

A golf tournament might have been the catalyst, but a project to showcase the region’s economic development assets is live, about two months before the Wells Fargo Championship comes to Wilmingt ...

Mar 15, 2017

As UNCW Prepares For NCAA Tournament, Giving On The Rise For Seahawk Club

The excitement of local basketball fans is on the rise as the UNCW Seahawks prepare to play in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, and so are this year’s pledges to the university’s athletics ...

Mar 13, 2017

Studies At Contaminated Navassa Superfund Site Continue

Workers in recent months have continued to collect water and soil samples at a contaminated site in Navassa that is part of a multi-agency cleanup.   Officials plan to hold a public meeting Tue ...

Mar 10, 2017

The Games We Play – Site Selection

Question: What does it take to attract an established business to Wilmington? Answer: A lot of hard work, and maybe a bit of luck. Those are the sentiments of the people in the Cape Fear region ...

Mar 1, 2017

Leaders Hope Golf Tournament's Spotlight Sticks Around

The pressure is on for business and local government leaders to make the most of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament in May – before, during and for years afterward. “I think e ...

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Tri-Tech Forensics: Real-life CSI

Turn on a TV crime show today, and you’re practically guaranteed to see a Crime Scene Investigation technique. Long before CSI Las Vegas and Bones became media hits, Leland-based Tri-Tech Forensics was quietly building a reputation as a supplier to real-life CSI teams.

Mortgage Market Gets Brisk Start This Year

Mortgage originators are reporting brisk activity locally despite – or perhaps because of – signals from the Fed interest rates may well inc...

Novant Health Implements Minimum Wage Plan

Novant Health recently announced it will implement a minimum wage based on local costs of living over and above the state-mandated minimum w...

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