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May 6, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Plans For NCino Sports Park

By Vicky Janowski, posted May 6, 2021

This week the Wilmington City Council approved a $1.3 million sponsorship agreement with nCino for a proposed youth sports complex.   The complex, off U.S. 421, was part of the city’s parks bond, and the $10 million project is expected to include multi-purpose fields for soccer, football, lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee, rugby and more. In 2019, the city accepted 6 ...

Apr 28, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: ILM's Expansion Mode

By Staff Reports, posted Apr 28, 2021

Wilmington International Airport is in the middle of a $61 million, multiyear terminal expansion project – an undertaking that started before COVID-19 impacted the airline industry last year and that's slated to wrap up at the end of next year. According to a recent Greater Wilmington Business Journal cover story, the terminal expansion and renovation, the lar ...

Apr 22, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Hospitality Jobs Snapshot

By Vicky Janowski, posted Apr 22, 2021

From retail to restaurants, Help Wanted signs abound in the Cape Fear region right now. And as the area gets ready for tourism season, the lack of people filling hospitality-related jobs could put a crimp on businesses. For Thursday's WilmingtonBiz Talk, a panel talk on jobs with representatives from the area's hospitality sector discusses what’s driving t ...

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Entrepreneurship Drives Social Elevation

Posted Apr 6, 2021
Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him. Booker T. Washington
 
Entrepreneurship creates wealth, not just wages. The wealth created by entrepreneurs stays in the community generating more positive outcomes including stronger civic leadership, better students and increases the efficacy levels...read entire article
Apr 15, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Breaking Down PPD's Deal To Sell

By Vicky Janowski, posted Apr 15, 2021

With the announcement Thursday morning that Thermo Fisher Scientific plans to buy Wilmington-based PPD for $17.4 billion, this week’s WilmingtonBiz Talk looks closer at the deal.   Deutsche Bank analyst George Hill, who follows PPD as well as the health care technology and services sectors, joined the Business Journal to talk more about Thermo Fisher, why the ...

Apr 7, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: General Assembly Check-in

By Vicky Janowski, posted Apr 7, 2021

With North Carolina’s legislative session in full swing, this week’s WilmingtonBiz Talk is a check-in with local lawmakers. Members from the area’s legislative delegation talk about key bills, state budget priorities and the outlook on redistricting during which the GOP-led legislature will redraw political maps. They also fill us in on measures wit ...

Apr 1, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: COVID Vaccines Update

By Vicky Janowski, posted Apr 1, 2021

Paul Kamitsuka, Wilmington Health infectious diseases physician and NHRMC chief epidemiologist, joined WilmingtonBiz Talk on Thursday to discuss updates on the COVID-19 vaccines.   Starting April 7, anyone over the age of 16 who wants the vaccine will be eligible to sign up for appointments in North Carolina. As the pace of vaccine supplies picks up, and the state e ...

Mar 18, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Brunswick County Economic Development

By Vicky Janowski, posted Mar 18, 2021

This week’s Wilmington BizTalk featured the head of Brunswick County’s economic development efforts to discuss movement on the county’s largest pieces of industrial park land.   Bill Early, executive director of Brunswick Business and Industry Development (Brunswick BID) shared an update about the International Logistics Park of North Carolina and ...

Mar 11, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Bustling Film Industry Activity Continues

By Jenny Callison, posted Mar 11, 2021

The full-throttle film production happening in Wilmington at present is estimated to total about $114.5 million in local spending for goods and services, according to the N.C. Dept. of Commerce. In return, the four projects involved will receive nearly $28.4 million in rebates from the state’s film incentive fund.   This healthy bottom line reflects the boom i ...

Mar 4, 2021

Construction on the city’s new North Waterfront Park in downtown Wilmington is slated to be done this summer. On Thursday's Biz Talk, Amy Beatty, community services director with the city, shared an update on the $31 million project. Along with other amenities, the park will feature an amphitheater for concerts and shows large enough to accommodate about 6,800 ...

Feb 25, 2021

WilmingtonBiz Talk: Booming Housing Market

By Cece Nunn, posted Feb 25, 2021

The pace of home sales in the Wilmington area is such that some buyers are purchasing houses without even stepping foot in them. To hear more about the state of the housing market, we talked this week with two Realtors who are on the front lines of the real estate boom -- Kelsea Hertzler and Ryan Crecelius.  Hertzler is a member of the Paul Allsup Group of Wilmingt ...

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