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Jun 15, 2018

Local Leaders Describe Economic Development Efforts

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 15, 2018

Local leaders in business and economic development said connectivity between multiple organizations is a key asset to the region’s continued growth. At the Foreign Trade Promotion Council (FTPC)’s event at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Burney Center on Friday, two economic developers and the leader of the Wilmington Internatio ...

Jun 15, 2018

Berry Farms Weather The Ups And Downs

By Jenny Callison, posted Jun 15, 2018

The weather might have made the 2018 growing season challenging for local berry farmers thus far, but it has not slowed demand for straight-off-the farm produce.   “Our business is up at least 30 percent since 2012,” said Nonie Morris, co-owner of Carol Sue Farms in Hampstead. That was the year Morris and her husband, Jeff, opened their roadside pick-you ...

Jun 15, 2018

Using The State's Brownfields Program As A Catalyst For Development

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 15, 2018

The N.C. Brownfields Program has helped facilitate millions of dollars in investments in underused downtown Wilmington property and many others across the state.   The program, administered by the Division of Waste Management under the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, is a state effort to break the barrier to redevelopment of underused, contaminated propert ...

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Posted Jun 1, 2018
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Jun 14, 2018

Economic Developers in Southeastern North Carolina have seen increased interest in foreign investment in the region, along with the state, including attention from potential prospective companies in Asia. During the final day of the N.C. Economic Development Association's annual conference in Wrightsville Beach, a group of panelists representing North Carolina in Ja ...

Jun 14, 2018

After Alcami’s rapid growth in Wilmington in the past few years, the company plans on leveraging its established position in the city and add more business opportunities in its development, manufacturing and packaging services for pharmaceuticals, said senior director of marketing and corporate communication Catherine Hanley. Despite having a total of seven operat ...

Jun 11, 2018

Owner Seeks Brownfields Agreement For Large Tract Off U.S. 421

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 11, 2018

A brownfields application for nearly 600 acres off U.S. 421 has been submitted for its future redevelopment. Tree Shaker Acquisitions LLC purchased the property in 2017 from BASF Corp., a New Jersey-headquartered chemical company, and there was previously a vitamin manufacturing facility on a portion of the site, according to an application submitted to N.C. Brownfields ...

Jun 8, 2018

Local Leaders React To Fortune Magazine's Chemours Feature

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 8, 2018

A year ago, local news stories first began to report on the presence of GenX in the Cape Fear River and the source of the chemical, The Chemours Co., which conducts operations in Bladen County. But the news has also gained national attention, most recently in the June 1 issue of Fortune magazine, which has a total average circulation of more than 858,000 people in the U ...

Jun 7, 2018

Wilmington-based SportGait Forms Partnership With Multi-Health Systems

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 7, 2018

Wilmington-based tech startup company SportGait Inc. has announced a new strategic partnership and an equity investment by Multi-Health Systems Inc. (MHS) to provide medical decision support software for concussion and brain wellness, according to a news release. ​ The two companies have also agreed to continuing research to use other MHS products for “improving yo ...

Jun 6, 2018

Coastal Beverage Co., FedEx Freight Plans Proceed In Pender

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 6, 2018

Coastal Beverage Co. Inc. has submitted site plans for the development of its new facility in the Pender Commerce Park, and another major project in the park is now underway. Coastal Beverage Co.’s plans for the construction of a 173,668-square-foot beer warehouse distribution center and corporate office went to the Technical Review Committee on Thursday, accordin ...

Jun 5, 2018

ILM Passenger Traffic Soars To New Heights After Flights Added

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 5, 2018

The number of airline passengers traveling to and from Wilmington International Airport reached an 18-year high in April. The increase can be attributed in part to new flights that recently began at ILM through United Airlines, one of the airport's three major carriers, which has established a ticket counter area and gate at ILM, said Gary Broughton, deputy airport ...

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