Cape Fear Economic Development Council

Local - February 26
11:24 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Can Parks Drive Regional Economic Development?

Wilmington's Greenfield Park

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 Cape Fear Economic Development Council, 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.

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4:47 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Cape Fear Economic Development Council: January 2013 meeting audio

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.

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7:38 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Business Brief: Wilmington area leaders name "collaboration" as path to growth

The Cape Fear Economic Development Council opened their first conference of the year with the phrase: my 2013 New Year’s resolution is…

Six panelists plucked from diverse positions in the community explored the need for and the pathways to economic growth in the Greater Wilmington Area. 

And while they acknowledged the issues that keep them up at night, the words “collaboration” and “partnership” recurred as a common theme. 

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1:59 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Cement plant won't create as many jobs as first forecast, says new study

A Titan Cement plant would bring about 48 jobs to New Hanover County – not the 720 originally quoted by an earlier economic impact study.  That’s according to a new analysis paid for by the North Carolina Coastal Federation, an environmental advocacy group.

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2:22 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Cape Fear Economic Development Council: Candidate Forum - New Hanover County Commissioners

Cape Fear Economic Development Council

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.  All six candidates for the three open seats on the Board of Commissioners participated.  Julie Martin, producer, organizer, and mistress of ceremonies introduced the evening by contextualizing the current state of the economy. 

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5:00 am
Wed September 26, 2012

NHC Candidates talk economic development at candidates' forum

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. 

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5:00 am
Wed September 26, 2012

NHC Commissioner Candidates reveal positions on a publicly-funded ballpark at Candidate Forum

Economic development was the focus at last night’s forum for New Hanover County Commission candidates.

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1:43 am
Wed September 26, 2012

NHCo. Candidates Divided on Film Incentives at CFEDC Forum

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.  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.  WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports.

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1:38 am
Wed September 26, 2012

At CFEDC Forum, NHCo. Candidates Discuss Waste Problem

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.

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5:00 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Eagles Island could be part of Wilmington riverfront strategic plan

The Cape Fear Economic Development Council hosted a community conversation in WHQR’s Gallery Space last night. 

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