Economic Development

Local
4:30 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials Economic Boon for Southeastern North Carolina

PPD Headquarters, Wilmington, NC
PPD

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Economic growth strategy is dominating conversations from neighborhood associations to cities and counties -- to the state and federal levels.  New Hanover County Commissioners recently paid for an analysis on the best ways to grow the area’s economy.  

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Local
3:04 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Unemployment Drops Again in NC, but parts of the Southeastern Region are Still Struggling

Unemployment Rates, County by County, February 2014
NC Dept. of Commerce

Unemployment is down across most of North Carolina.  That’s according to the latest analysis from the Department of Commerce.  

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Local
2:46 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

Charleston's Digital Corridor Could Offer Lessons for Wilmington

Ernest Andrade, Exec. Dir., Charleston's Digital Corridor; Keynote Speaker, WITX 2014
UNCW

Ernest Andrade, Executive Director of Charleston's Digital Corridor, talks with Rachel Lewis Hilburn.

The expansion of the Digital Corridor is one of Charleston, South Carolina’s chief growth strategies.

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Local
6:20 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Garner Report says SUP is Business Deterrent; Area Lacks Economic Leadership

Jay Garner, Economic Development Consultant
Garner Economics, LLC

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New Hanover County is well-positioned to serve international markets through its port facilities, but the area doesn’t have sufficient access to national markets. 

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