Governor-elect Bev Perdue continued her economic roundtable discussions Monday, this time with Greenville area leaders about rural economic development. High-speed internet was on the agenda, as eastern North Carolina leaders like ECU Business School Dean, Rick Niswander, said education opportunities for people in rural areas are reduced because they have no high-speed access. Perdue said she is hopeful president-elect Barack Obama and Congress will help put a national stimulus package in place soon. She said she would have her own state stimulus package at some point.
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