Cape Fear Economic Development Council http://whqr.org en Can Parks Drive Regional Economic Development? http://whqr.org/post/can-parks-drive-regional-economic-development <p>As New Hanover County launches its comprehensive plan to accommodate the region’s projected growth, leaders are looking into the future of open spaces and parks. Tuesday night, the <a href="http://capefearedc.org/">Cape Fear Economic Development Council</a>, or CFEDC, assembled a panel of green space proponents from the county--as well as from the City of Wilmington--to discuss ideas for new and improved public spaces.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:24:11 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 51114 at http://whqr.org Can Parks Drive Regional Economic Development? Cape Fear Economic Development Council: January 2013 meeting audio http://whqr.org/post/cape-fear-economic-development-council-january-2013-meeting-audio <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>These audio files are the raw, unedited tape from the January 22, 2013 meeting of the Cape Fear Economic Development Council in the WHQR Gallery.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:47:25 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 30806 at http://whqr.org Cape Fear Economic Development Council: January 2013 meeting audio Business Brief: Wilmington area leaders name "collaboration" as path to growth http://whqr.org/post/business-brief-wilmington-area-leaders-name-collaboration-path-growth <p></p><p>The Cape Fear Economic Development Council opened their first conference of the year with the phrase: my 2013 New Year’s resolution is…</p><p>Six panelists plucked from diverse positions in the community explored the need for and the pathways to economic growth in the Greater Wilmington Area.&nbsp;</p><p>And while they acknowledged the issues that keep them up at night, the words “collaboration” and “partnership” recurred as a common theme.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:38:27 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 30775 at http://whqr.org Business Brief: Wilmington area leaders name "collaboration" as path to growth Cement plant won't create as many jobs as first forecast, says new study http://whqr.org/post/cement-plant-wont-create-many-jobs-first-forecast-says-new-study <p></p><p>A Titan Cement plant would bring about 48 jobs to New Hanover County – not the 720 originally quoted by an earlier economic impact study.&nbsp; <font face="Verdana" size="4"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Verdana">That’s according to a new analysis paid for by the North Carolina Coastal Federation, an environmental advocacy group. </span></font> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 06:59:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 27934 at http://whqr.org Cement plant won't create as many jobs as first forecast, says new study Cape Fear Economic Development Council: Candidate Forum - New Hanover County Commissioners http://whqr.org/post/cape-fear-economic-development-council-candidate-forum-new-hanover-county-commissioners <p>On Tuesday, September 25, 2012, the Cape Fear Economic Development Council produced a candidates' forum, in the WHQR MC Erny Gallery, with a focus on economic issues facing New Hanover County.&nbsp; All six candidates for the three open seats on the Board of Commissioners participated.&nbsp; Julie Martin, producer, organizer, and mistress of ceremonies introduced the evening by contextualizing the current state of the economy.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 18:22:20 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 24743 at http://whqr.org Cape Fear Economic Development Council: Candidate Forum - New Hanover County Commissioners NHC Candidates talk economic development at candidates' forum http://whqr.org/post/nhc-candidates-talk-economic-development-candidates-forum <p>Six candidates hoping to win one of three open seats on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners gathered in the WHQR Gallery last night to talk about the county’s economy.&nbsp; Wed, 26 Sep 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 24701 at http://whqr.org NHC Candidates talk economic development at candidates' forum NHC Commissioner Candidates reveal positions on a publicly-funded ballpark at Candidate Forum http://whqr.org/post/nhc-commissioner-candidates-reveal-positions-publicly-funded-ballpark-candidate-forum <p>Economic development was the focus at last night’s forum for New Hanover County Commission candidates. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 24702 at http://whqr.org NHC Commissioner Candidates reveal positions on a publicly-funded ballpark at Candidate Forum NHCo. Candidates Divided on Film Incentives at CFEDC Forum http://whqr.org/post/nhco-candidates-divided-film-incentives-cfedc-forum <p>The current set of film incentives is set to expire in 2014, and Republican state lawmakers have made no secret that the controversial package could be on the chopping block – as part of tax reform efforts.&nbsp; At a New Hanover County Commissioner candidate forum last night -- sponsored by the Cape Fear Economic Development Council – the six candidates vying for three seats on the Commission offered distinctly differing views on whether film incentives serve the county.&nbsp; WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 05:43:50 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 24704 at http://whqr.org NHCo. Candidates Divided on Film Incentives at CFEDC Forum At CFEDC Forum, NHCo. Candidates Discuss Waste Problem http://whqr.org/post/cfedc-forum-nhco-candidates-discuss-waste-problem <p>The six candidates for New Hanover County Commission discussed their ideas on economic development last night at a forum sponsored by the Cape Fear Economic Development Council. WHQR’s Sara Wood reports the candidates were asked to explain their solutions for the county’s waste disposal problem.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 05:38:39 +0000 Sara Wood 24703 at http://whqr.org At CFEDC Forum, NHCo. Candidates Discuss Waste Problem Eagles Island could be part of Wilmington riverfront strategic plan http://whqr.org/post/eagles-island-could-be-part-wilmington-riverfront-strategic-plan <p>The Cape Fear Economic Development Council hosted a community conversation in WHQR&rsquo;s Gallery Space last night.&nbsp; Wed, 23 May 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 16789 at http://whqr.org Eagles Island could be part of Wilmington riverfront strategic plan