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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County and Wilmington leaders came together this morning for a power breakfast at the Wilmington Convention Center.

The goal of the event was expanding cooperation between the two governing bodies and when it comes to the region's economic development strategy. Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo says it's a sign of positive growth.

"I think that's imperative that we all continue to talk to one another to discuss the issues, to debate the issues and try and find more common ground between all of us and what we need to do to continue to try and attract more businesses to our region," he said.

Saffo says the cooperation also needs to extend to the beach towns and Brunswick and Pender counties.

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