WilmingtonBiz Magazine

Oct 8, 2020

Editor's Note: How Do You Measure A Year?

By Vicky Janowski, posted Oct 8, 2020

How did you start 2020? Did you make New Year’s resolutions? Was it to get in shape or organize your finances? How about updating your Zoom background or learning how to bake sourdough bread? No, not so much? This might not be the year any of us expected, but it’s the one we have. In similar fashion, this isn’t quite the 2020 in Biz package we at ...

Oct 8, 2020

Flying into Wilm­ington for the first time in 2007, I kept wait­ing to see a break in the trees.   The plane had already started de­scending before some buildings came into view. We landed a few minutes later without seeing many signs of commerce.   For someone in search of a vibrant business community, it wasn’t a prom­ising start. &nb ...

Oct 8, 2020

Sound Off: Crystal Ball Of Mud And Maybes

By Adam Jones, posted Oct 8, 2020

“Twenty twenty, a year of plenty …”   Let’s just count that as a miss when trying to forecast the future. Okay, that quip was uttered in response to a playful jab, “lean and mean in 2019” over lunch, but I certainly didn’t see the chaos of 2020 coming.   All prognostications should be taken with a grain of salt. None ...

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Diane Durance
UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

In The (New) Beginning…Genesis Block

Posted Oct 15, 2020
Our ever-growing community of entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them is richer by one. Only a few months old – and started during the Pandemic – Genesis Block is a welcome addition to our thriving ecosystem. It serves a critical unmet need, serving the underserved. Members of ...read entire article
Oct 8, 2020

Cape Fear Currents: Behind The Numbers

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 8, 2020

On some issues, Southeastern North Carolina has seen dramatic changes in the past two decades. Developments changed the landscape; new employers set up shop. But the area also has weathered ups and downs. A recession and now pandemic have strained some sectors, while other years saw leaps of growth. Here’s an overview of the region since 2000 and some clues looking a ...

Oct 8, 2020

REAL ESTATE: Developing The Mayfaire Way

By Cece Nunn, posted Oct 8, 2020

Twenty years ago, a major development was on its way to where cows used to graze.   That’s why Wayne Clark led efforts to create the city’s first mixed-use ordinance in 1999, because of the possibility of new development replacing nearly 400 acres of farmland on Military Cutoff Road in New Hanover County.   City officials at the time didn’t ...

Oct 8, 2020

2020 In Biz: Real Estate

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 8, 2020

Real estate in the Wilmington area is big business, from the sale of houses as more people desire to live here, to parts of town where commercial real estate has been booming in recent years.   The fact that real estate firms like Nest Realty (pictured) want to be along or near Military Cutoff and Eastwood Roads shows how influential that submarket – with its ...

Oct 8, 2020

David Swain: What Comes Next For Real Estate?

By David Swain, posted Oct 8, 2020

While Wilmington’s growth over the past 20 years has been very exciting, I expect the next two decades to be even more compelling.   On the national stage, Wilmington has emerged as a best-in-class community with a vibrant history, cultural base and exceptional quality of life. As a segment of our country’s population transitions away from dense urban ar ...

Oct 8, 2020

From The Real Estate Archives: A 10,000-home Plan

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 8, 2020

“Int’l Paper scales back 10,000-acre plan” – July 2000 Two decades ago, it looked like Brunswick County would soon grow by 10,000 dwellings in one development.   International Paper owned nearly 5,000 acres in northern Brunswick, and the county’s planning board approved an IP plan that included 10,000 residential units and a lengthy li ...

Oct 8, 2020

HEALTH CARE: Growing The Pharma Base

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 8, 2020

Launching its second initial public offering in its 35-year history, Wilmington-based PPD Inc. in February debuted on the Nasdaq, raising more than $1.6 billion.   The milestone in PPD’s journey builds on the growth the global contract research organization has experienced since its beginnings as a one-person firm in Maryland in 1985 to setting roots in the Po ...

Oct 8, 2020

2020 In Biz: Health Care

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 8, 2020

As the Cape Fear region’s population swelled in recent decades so did health care services.   Physician and clinic numbers increased even as consolidation changed the area’s medical makeup.   NHRMC became the region’s largest employer and might soon join forces with Novant Health, depending on the outcome of an upcoming vote about the co ...

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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Update

Caroline Montgomery - Adam Shay CPA, PLLC
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Loud HVAC Noises Often Point To Hidden Issues

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UNCW Cameron School Of Business MBA Students Work In The Healthcare Industry Through COVID

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington

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