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Details hush-hush on new effort to bring jobs to Brunswick County


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- After a failed bid to bring "Project Soccer" to southeastern North Carolina, Gov. Bev Perdue may be trying to get another company to bring jobs to the area.

In October Contintental Tire chose to build a new facility in South Carolina instead of Brunswick County. That meant the loss of 1,600 potential jobs.

The details on the new effort are slim, but as it stands now, the governor is trying to get a company to invest in Brunswick County.

This morning, Gov. Perdue met with company executives to discuss matters over breakfast at the Executive Mansion. A Perdue spokesperson declined to identify the interested company.

After that, the governor came to Brunswick County to meet with economic development teams from Brunswick County as well as other surrounding counties.

We tried to get more information about the project, but local leaders as well as Perdue's press office could not reveal much information, citing confidentiality agreements that accompany these projects. We do know the unidentified company could bring about 1,100 jobs to the area.

We'll keep following this story and will bring you the very latest as it becomes available.

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