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McIntyre hosts jobs summit


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Job creation was the topic at a summit Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th District) hosted at Cape Fear Community College today.

Presenters included North Carolina Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco. The summit focused on issues like exporting goods and tourism.

McIntyre says the tourist industry has kept North Carolina alive, and with spring coming, it won't only help beach businesses, but all of the Cape Fear region.

"We're talking about hotels and hospitality industry and restaurants and retail businesses and convenience stores and gas stations and all of the ripple effect that affect a wide swath of counties throughout this area; not only those right on the coast," McIntyre said. "So tourism is critical for this part of North Carolina."

McIntyre plans to meet with the beach mayors and town councils to look at ways they can enhance the beaches and coastal areas to bring in more tourism dollars.

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McIntyre and Jobs

This was more of a tourism fair rather than a job fair. McIntyre does little to bring tourists our way-they decide where they want to take vacations, etc. He should focus on creating an environment conducive to new industry and to create better paying jobs.

So study hard in college, boys and girls.....

You may be able to work in a hotel, or restaurant....or maybe, if you're REALLY lucky, in a convenience store or gas station. (Wear your Kevlar!)

I guess I shouldn't fault Mike. He's part of the government and the government has yet to figure out that IT cannot create jobs that produce wealth, just jobs that suck the treasury dry.

Plus, he's a Democrat and may not have held a REAL job in his entire life.

I voted for you, Mike, but I can live without the blah-blah rhetoric. If you really want to create jobs in the private sector, work to get the corporate tax rate reduced and the debt under control.

So study hard in college, boys and girls.....

As a business owner all I can say to that is AMEN!!! But Mike will never get it.

Job Summit

Wilmington should not be all about tourism. Tourism is not year 'round. We need jobs here for everyone. Please do not only focus on the tourism industry and not bring companies in here with employment.