Economic Development

County Zoning Gets Full Revamp After 50 Years

Fifty years is a long time, especially when it comes to development. The way we think about development, its connectivity, density, affordability, and so much more has changed over time to meet the ne ...

Chris Coudriet - New Hanover County Government | Jul 16, 2019
Residential Real Estate

That’s Who We Are

When it comes to buying or selling property, consumers know they want the best. The best price, the best property, the best location, the best process. However, what many don't know is that they a ...

Sherri Pridgen - Cape Fear REALTORS® | Jul 16, 2019
Education

Leadership: Today and into the Future

This Insights article was contributed by Richard J. Walsh, Director, UNCW Swain Center for Executive & Economic Development. Over the past 10 years, I have had a number of unique opportunities ...

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington | Jul 15, 2019
Education

CIE Launches a Proven Program to Propel Startup Success

The UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) has unveiled a new mentor program designed to accelerate the success of local entrepreneurs. The program started nine months ago with a behind ...

Diane Durance - UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Jul 15, 2019
Residential Real Estate

Hurricane Florence: A Source of Grace and Hope

Diane and her daughter Phyllis live 12 minutes apart. Before Hurricane Florence, they each had their share of tragedy.     Diane lost her husband and her son several years ago and has been ...

JC Lyle - Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry | Jul 15, 2019
Financial

The Generational Divide

A few years ago, we wrote an article about the Generational Divide, and we wanted to share again now that Generation Alpha has been forecasted to be the most educated and wealthiest generation we will ...

Alyce Phillips - Old North State Trust LLC | Jul 15, 2019
Financial

Business Owner Frustrations

Being an entrepreneur is tough. As a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs, we see that all too often when we meet with a new potential client. Some common entrepreneurial frustrations that can be addresse ...

Caroline Montgomery - Adam Shay CPA, PLLC | Jul 15, 2019
Residential Real Estate

Rescuing Roofs with the Environment in Mind

Have you noticed those unsightly dark streaks on your neighbor’s roof or yours? Those dark streaks are already compromising the roof. As it ages, through the combination of sun, win ...

Christy West - Roof Rescue of Wilmington LLC/Roof Maxx | Jul 15, 2019
Financial

Creating Meaningful Activities in Retirement

This Insights article was contributed by Katie Henderson, Marketing Director at Pathfinder Wealth Consulting. You have been counting down the days to retirement for the past year. You have wrapped ...

Jason Wheeler - Pathfinder Wealth Consulting | Jul 9, 2019
Financial

Turning a Lifestyle Business Into a Business Enterprise

Many business owners start their companies as lifestyle businesses to support a certain kind of lifestyle that they want. Some found businesses because they have an urge to create and build. ...

Dallas Romanowski - Cornerstone Business Advisors | Jul 8, 2019
Residential Real Estate

Protecting Your Home from Floods

The concept of flood zones has been changing as more areas which historically haven’t flooded have begun seeing more instances of water intrusion whether it be from rain, nearby bodies of water ...

Mike Stonestreet - CAMS (Community Association Management Services) | Jul 8, 2019
Education

From Adverse to Advantageous: How the Adult Studies Program Equips Learners to Thrive

This Insights article was contributed by Dr. Jerry M. Grimes II, instructor of Religious Studies in the Adult Studies Program.   As a college instructor in the area of professional and bus ...

Dani Somers - North Carolina Wesleyan | Jul 8, 2019
Education

Quarterly Strategy Meetings Focus Your Business

This Insights article was contributed by Dave Haviland, CEO, Phimation Strategy Group. Feeling overwhelmed?  Looking for an antidote? A friend of mine had a saying he used with his kids: &n ...

Diane Durance - UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Jul 3, 2019
Education

Risk, Real Estate, and Investment Values: A Transition

This Insights article was contributed by Dr. Edward Graham, Professor of Finance at the UNCW Cameron School of Business. Dr. Graham can be reached at [email protected]  The Housing Bubble and ...

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington | Jul 1, 2019
Residential Real Estate

Who is in Charge of Hurricane Recovery Anyway?

In the nearly 10 months since Hurricane Florence, thousands of individuals, businesses, churches, civic clubs, nonprofits, and government agencies have stepped up to the plate to help our region recov ...

JC Lyle - Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry | Jul 1, 2019
Financial

Are Growth Stock Valuations Underpinned by Reality?

Since the credit crisis in 2008, annual returns for value stocks, which are stocks trading at low multiples of earnings, cash flow, or book value, have badly trailed returns for the broader market, pa ...

Eddie Nowell - South Atlantic Capital Management Group | Jul 1, 2019
Financial

It’s Time to Find Solutions to Pending Crisis in Retirement Plans

It’s hard to follow the news without seeing almost daily discussion of Social Security and Medicare, and how viable these bedrocks of retirement planning will be in the future. The challenges ar ...

Alyce Phillips - Old North State Trust LLC | Jul 1, 2019
Residential Real Estate

Strickland’s Organization by the Numbers

At Strickland’s, we live by the numbers. Every day, we take precise window and closet measurements, complete in-depth inventories, and draw up custom designs.  Numbers also drive the need f ...

Fred Kumpel - Strickland's Home | Jul 1, 2019
Residential Real Estate

Rejuvenating Roofs with Science

Roof Maxx is the world's first roof rejuvenation treatment backed by science utilizing roofing's most disruptive new green technology. Our strategic partners include The Ohio State Univer ...

Christy West - Roof Rescue of Wilmington LLC/Roof Maxx | Jul 1, 2019
Financial

Business Budgeting

This Insights article was contributed by Caroline Montgomery, CPA. A question that accountants often get is “If I’m showing that much income, where did it all go?” This question h ...

Adam Shay - Adam Shay CPA, PLLC | Jun 30, 2019
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Steve Adams

Owner & Director, School of Learning Arts
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Jack Barto

President and CEO, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
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Rob Beale

Vice President, Carolinas Division, W.M. Jordan Company
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Dick Blouse

Interim President, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
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Laura Bransfield

Owner, Summerfield Custom Wellness
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Becky Brown

Owner, KBT Realty
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Will Brown

Owner, Will Brown Insurance Agency LLC
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Bo Burch

Chief Executive Officer, Human Capital Solutions, Inc.
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Robert Burrus

Dean , Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington
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Scott Byers

President & CEO, Majestic Kitchen & Bath Creations
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Marty Cayton

President & Owner, TeamLogic IT of Wilmington & Fayetteville
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Michelle Clark

Realtor/Broker, Intracoastal Realty
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Derek Cohen

Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking , Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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Chris Coudriet

County Manager, New Hanover County Government
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Thom Cross

General Manager, MarineMax Wrightsville Beach
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Sabrina Davis

President and Owner, Port City Signs & Graphics
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Steve DeBiasi

Chief Executive Officer, OrthoWilmington
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John Devaney

Chief Executive Officer, Cape Fear Clinic
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Mike Duncan

CEO and Creative Director, Sage Island
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Diane Durance

Director, UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Karen Durda

President, Enrolled Agent, Century Accounting and Tax Services, Inc.
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Cee Edwards

President/General Manager , Markraft Cabinets, Inc
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Jim Ellis

Vice President, Account Director, Signal
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Tyson Emery

Owner, KBT Realty
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Natalie English

President & CEO, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
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Jeffrey Feldstein

Regional Manager and Claims Representative, Metro Public Adjustment
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Lindy Ford

Registered Dietitian and Owner, Lindy Ford Nutrition & Wellness, LLC
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Craig S. Galbraith

Executive Director of the UNCW Research Foundation, UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Kara Gansmann

Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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Robbie Garner

President and CEO, Atlantic Computer Services

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Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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Deedee Gasch

Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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Chris George

Senior Vice President , PNC Bank
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David Grange

President and CEO , Osprey Global Solutions
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Gary Greene

President, Greene Resources, Inc.
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Catherine Hanley

Vice President & Head of Marketing, Alcami
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Charles Hardy

Founding Dean and Professor, UNCW College of Health and Human Services
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Ron Hewett

Facilitator , Academy Leadership
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Michael Higgins

Family Service Manager, Dignity Memorial
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Dave Hoff

Chief Operating Officer and Executive VP of Leadership Development, EASI Consult
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Denver Hollingsworth

Director of Marketing, Epproach Communications
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Bill Hunter

President & Creative Director, Wilmington Design Company
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Jeff James

Chief Executive Officer, Wilmington Health
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Neal Johnson

Licensed Real Estate Broker , Network Real Estate
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Scott Johnson

Chairman, Cape Fear Economic Development Council (CFEDC)
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Patrick Kelly

Family Service Manager, Dignity Memorial
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PJ Kelly

Vice President, Logan Homes

Fred Kumpel

Owner, Strickland's Home
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Fred Kumpel

Owner, Strickland's Home
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Lisa Leath

SHRM-SCP, President, Leath HR Group
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Corey Lewis

Founder, Owner and President, Cape Fear Jobs
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Geoffrey Losee

Partner, Rountree Losee LLP
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JC Lyle

Executive Director, Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry
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Connie Majure-Rhett

Former President and CEO , Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
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Joe Marston

President, Wilmington Winlectric
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John Martin

Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice Defense Attorney, CSH Law
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Vanessa Marttinen

Founder, American Marketeur
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Chris McAbee

Owner of Wilmington Performance Lab, Live Oak Bank Wellness Coordinator, Wilmington Performance Lab
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David McGowan, III

Executive Director , N.C. Petroleum Council; American Petroleum Institute-NC
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Randy McIntyre

Partner, McIntyre, Paradis, Wood & Co.
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Kevin McKoy

Broker, Network Real Estate
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Patrick Mincey

Criminal Defense Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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Caroline Montgomery

Tax Manager, Partner, Adam Shay CPA, PLLC
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Founder and Chairman, The Forté Institute, LLC
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Chris Nelson

President, United Way of the Cape Fear Area
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Eddie Nowell

President, South Atlantic Capital Management Group
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Russell Nugent

Attorney, The Humphries Law Firm
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Andrew Olsen

Elder Law Attorney, CSH Law
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Shaun Olsen

Founder, CloudWyze
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Director of communications, Wells Fargo Championship
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President, Perry’s Emporium
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Alan Perry

President, The Wedding Dress Shoppe
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Alyce Phillips

Marketing Director, Old North State Trust LLC
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W. Grayson Powell

Broker, Managing Partner, Coldwell Banker Commercial SunCoast
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Sherri Pridgen

2019 President, Cape Fear REALTORS®
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Kirk Pugh

Broker and Realtor, KBT Realty
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Julie Rehder

Marketing and Public Relations Administrator, The Davis Community
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Robert Rickert

Founder/President, Robert J. Rickert, CPA, PC
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Jim Roberts

Executive Director, UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Dallas Romanowski

Managing Partner, Cornerstone Business Advisors
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Jon Rosborough

Airport Director, ILM
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Devon Scott

Founder, Solutions Engineer, Blue Fission Enterprise Technology
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Al Sharp

Project Director, FOCUS
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R. Todd Shaver

Doctor of Chiropractic , Shaver Chiropractic & Natural Medicine
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Adam Shay

Managing Partner, Adam Shay CPA, PLLC
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Earl Sheridan

Councilman, City of Wilmington
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Reggie Shropshire

Business Coach, ActionCOACH
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Ryan Skuce

Partner, Earney & Company, LLP
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Colin F. Smith

President, The Retirement Company
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Dani Somers

Assistant Director of Admissions, North Carolina Wesleyan
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Steve Spain

Executive Director, Cape Fear Habitat For Humanity
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Cindy Stancil

President , Liberty Senior Living Management Services, LLC
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Joey Stone

General Manager and Vice President , Teleco
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Mike Stonestreet

Co-Owner/President, CAMS (Community Association Management Services)
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Patrick Stoy

Mortgage Consultant/Owner, Market Consulting Mortgage
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Dave Sweyer

Owner and Broker, Sweyer Property Management
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Kyle Thorpe

Vice President of Operations, Infinity Payment Systems
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Yasmin Tomkinson

Executive Director, Cape Fear Literacy Council
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Benton Toups

Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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Brett Tushingham

CFP®, CCFS®, Managing Member & CCO, Tushingham Wealth Strategies
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Ron Vetter

Associate Provost of Research, Dean of the Graduate School, University of North Carolina Wilmington
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Aswani Volety

Dean, UNCW College of Arts and Sciences
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Jonathan Weiss

Managing Partner, City Club of Wilmington, LLC
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Margaret Weller-Stargell

President and CEO , Coastal Horizons Center, Inc
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Christy West

Co-Owner, Roof Rescue of Wilmington LLC/Roof Maxx
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Jason Wheeler

CEO, Pathfinder Wealth Consulting
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Chuck Whitlock

Interim Executive Director, UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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Susan Willett

Director of Trust Services, Old North State Trust, LLC
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Julie Wilsey

Director, Wilmington International Airport
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Chad Wouters

Partner, Earney & Company, LLP

Business Journal INSIGHTFUL DISCUSSIONS

INSIGHTFUL DISCUSSIONS allows executives to share their perspective and position their organizations as industry leaders to the Business Journal audience. Participants have the opportunity to respond to industry-specific questions and are featured in a special, sponsored content section of the Business Journal.

Jun 21, 2019

Residential Real Estate: Keeping Up with Demand

This month the North Carolina Department of Commerce released projected job growth numbers for the next seven years which include the state’s fastest annual growth rate in Wilmington. New jobs mean new workers: as our population continues to grow, real estate will keep rocking in the Cape Fear region, but not without its challenges. We asked a panel of local industry leaders for their thoughts on some of the most important trends and issues facing home buyers and real estate professional ...

Jun 10, 2019

Manufacturing in Wilmington: Pros, Cons, and What the Future Holds

The U.S. is seeing the best manufacturing jobs growth of the last 30 years. With the Port of Wilmington ramping-up infrastructure projects to handle bigger ships and quicker cargo delivery, and the Wilmington metro area adding to the local workforce with a continuing population boom, what does the future hold for area manufacturers? For a full PDF version, click here.  Manufacturing is experiencing a renaissance across the U.S. Is the Cape Fear region part of that good news? RYAN ...

May 21, 2019

Business Growth Is it as easy as it sounds?

One of the most difficult, stressful, and yet rewarding experiences in life is starting a business. Keeping it going is tough; one out of three don’t make it through the first two years. Those that survive and thrive at some point will face a new challenge - whether or not to grow. We asked a handful of Wilmington business professionals who’ve either experienced growth or advised clients on the subject for their take on various aspects of this important make-or-break issue. For ...