As an Executive Recruiter who lives in Wilmington I applaud the desire and acknowledge the need for Family Wage and more Knowledge Based jobs to come into Wilmington and the surrounding area. We do not place candidates in Wilmington so we do not have an economic axe to grind on the subject. We do however live here and see the issues that are prevalent in the City and County, including the economic situation.
What is most troubling to me is why companies have not come here?
What is missing? In spite of many organizations being focused on job creation, including CFEDC, The Chamber of Commerce, Wilmington Business, Wilmington Downtown...It is Not happening.
What is NOT happening that should be happening? It is clear the business climate must be right. And with the new legislature, it may be corrected. But what is missing?
The Azalea Festival is being planned and is always a great event. A great way to show off the City and County. Is there any thought to reaching out to potential companies and hosting them at this event?
Maybe even sponsor a Golf Event as a part of the Festival.
Maybe these organizations need a brain storming session in which there are NO barriers on ideas.
We all know we need more local Family Wage jobs. What we do not seem to get our heads around, is How To Bring Them To The Area?
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