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Jan 11, 2019

A To Z Equipment Rentals Expands With South Carolina Purchase

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 11, 2019

Wilmington-based A to Z Equipment Rentals of North Carolina has acquired a South Carolina company for an undisclosed amount of money, leaders with the company said this week. The family-owned and -operated company purchased Hughes Party and Equipment Rental in December and is currently working on the finishing touches to the firm's expansion into ...

Jan 10, 2019

Regional Economist Cautiously Optimistic About 2019

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 10, 2019

The regional economy for 2019 is forecasted to have another good year, though some uncertainty is on the horizon. That has regional economist Adam Jones, with the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Cameron School of Business, cautiously optimistic about the road of the regional economy ahead. Jones gave his regional forecast Thursday during the 27th ...

Jan 9, 2019

ILM Reports Annual Passenger Record

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 9, 2019

Record passenger totals at the Wilmington International Airport for 2018 came in stronger than expected, according to an announcement Wednesday morning. Airport offiicals, who have been projecting that ILM would exceed the 900,000 mark, reported that just over 934,000 passengers flew in and out of the airport last year. That is up 12 percent over the previous recor ...

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End-of-Year Planning Strategies to Consider

Posted Nov 30, 2018
December is almost here, and my children are already preparing their Christmas lists.  These lists seem to get larger every year. 

Anyway, let’s get right to it and take a look at some planning strategies and pitfalls to avoid before year-end.  

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Jan 8, 2019

Wilmington Airport's Economic Impact Totals $1.8 Billion

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 8, 2019

Wilmington International Airport contributes an economic impact of $1.8 billion, according to a recent report on the state’s aviation industry. The latest report released Monday by the N.C. Department of Transportation called, North Carolina: The State of Aviation, shows much about the state of the local regional airport including jobs, tax revenues and labor inco ...

Jan 8, 2019

New Fitness Facilities Take Shape In Area

By Johanna Cano, posted Jan 8, 2019

New Year’s resolutions often include goals to get in shape, lose weight or become more active. Some Wilmington gyms, including 9Round and Club Pilates, have plans to open new locations to meet the demand for more classes and workout options. Meanwhile, a new option is coming to South Kerr Avenue in the form of TF Fitness + Nutrition. After less than a year ...

Jan 4, 2019

ILM Hopes To Land Airport Hotel

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 4, 2019

The Wilmington International Airport is looking to identify an entity that would develop a 100-room hotel on airport property. The first steps in the push for an airport hotel development at ILM's Business Park is getting underway this year, said Carol LeTellier, business development director at ILM. “It’s bubbled up on the priority list,” LeTel ...

Jan 4, 2019

2019 A Look Ahead

By Cece Nunn and Johanna Cano, posted Jan 4, 2019

Although some economists and business leaders are starting to warn about a potential slowdown in the nation’s economy this year, many in the Wilmington area are holding onto high hopes for 2019 and continued expansions. For the Cape Fear region, recovery from Hurricane Florence will be ongoing, while growth in the housing market and commercial development sectors ...

Jan 3, 2019

InterCity Visits Give Local Leaders Ideas

By Neil Cotiaux, posted Jan 3, 2019

GREENVILLE, S.C. – During the Wilmington chamber’s recent InterCity Leadership Visit, Greenville Mayor Knox White explained how he and other leaders made a bold decision to use eminent domain, tear up a highway bridge and clear an overgrown river valley to create Falls Park, where a pedestrian suspension bridge is a national symbol of community revitalization. ...

Jan 3, 2019

Groups Share 2019 Recruitment Focuses

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 3, 2019

Business recruitment and job growth remain top priorities for economic developers and support groups in 2019 with a focus on a range of sectors for the Wilmington region, from distribution to fintech.   Some organizations are also developing new plans this year.   The Cape Fear Economic Development Council, a volunteer-based nonprofit, is slated to develop pr ...

Dec 20, 2018

CFPUA Files Motion To Intervene In GenX Lawsuit

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Dec 20, 2018

Cape Fear Public Utility announced Thursday that it has filed a motion to intervene in a state GenX lawsuit against The Chemours Co., one day before the end of the public comment period on a proposed consent order that would settle the matter. The utility is seeking to intervene in the lawsuit because “we believe the proposed order is not adequate to protect ...

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