Castle Branch http://whqr.org en Cape Fear Region's Largest Employers Share Needs with Local Entrepreneurs http://whqr.org/post/cape-fear-regions-largest-employers-share-needs-local-entrepreneurs <p>UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, or CIE, has unveiled the business sector’s answer to match-making.&nbsp; Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:48:30 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 53899 at http://whqr.org Cape Fear Region's Largest Employers Share Needs with Local Entrepreneurs UNCW Business Leaders Ask Cape Fear Region's Top Five Employers to Reveal Their Needs http://whqr.org/post/uncw-business-leaders-ask-cape-fear-regions-top-five-employers-reveal-their-needs <p>In the wake of UNCW’s Information Technology Conference and the release of the Garner Report, the question of how to spur economic development in the Cape Fear Region persists. Should leaders be luring outside businesses, developing local industries, or encouraging start-up activity? In answer to this, UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, or CIE, is training local entrepreneurs to identify area business owners’ needs, develop solutions accordingly—and take these ideas to broader, out-of-state markets.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 53621 at http://whqr.org UNCW Business Leaders Ask Cape Fear Region's Top Five Employers to Reveal Their Needs Candidate Profile: Kevin O'Grady, Wilmington City Council Member http://whqr.org/post/candidate-profile-kevin-ogrady-wilmington-city-council-member <p>Four years ago, Kevin O&rsquo;Grady, a retired lawyer and then president of Residents of Old Wilmington, decided to bring some of his neighborhood association&rsquo;s priorities into the limelight by running for City Council. Since then, the incumbent Democrat says he&rsquo;s accomplished what he set out to do&mdash;enhance public safety, historic preservation, and forestation initiatives throughout downtown Wilmington. But O&rsquo;Grady, who&rsquo;s up for reelection, has a host of related civic projects he hopes to see through during a second term.<strong> </strong></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 43944 at http://whqr.org Candidate Profile: Kevin O'Grady, Wilmington City Council Member Do incentives spur economic growth? http://whqr.org/post/do-incentives-spur-economic-growth <p></p><p>Business incentives can come in several forms – tax breaks, direct grants, the building of infrastructure – such as roadways or utilities.&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun, 02 Jun 2013 18:20:21 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 37460 at http://whqr.org Do incentives spur economic growth? Wilmington and New Hanover County give firm nod toward Castle Branch incentives http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-and-new-hanover-county-give-firm-nod-toward-castle-branch-incentives <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last night the <a href="http://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/city_council" target="_blank">Wilmington City Council</a> unanimously approved a resolution that could offer Castle Branch financial incentives to expand its local headquarters and bring 400 news jobs to the area. </span>The<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> resolution to potentially give the company $250,000 dollars mirrors a decision New Hanover County commissioners made earlier this week.</span></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:56:55 +0000 Sara Wood 31989 at http://whqr.org Wilmington and New Hanover County give firm nod toward Castle Branch incentives Castle Branch CEO considers expansion in Wilmington -- or California http://whqr.org/post/castle-branch-ceo-considers-expansion-wilmington-or-california <p><font face="Verdana" size="4"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Verdana">Castle Branch, a Wilmington-based employment screening company, is getting ready for another growth spurt. </span></font> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 22727 at http://whqr.org Castle Branch CEO considers expansion in Wilmington -- or California