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Forbes reports North Carolina a good place for business

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Despite the troubling unemployment numbers, Forbes magazine reported North Carolina is still a good place to do business. The magazine released its rankings for the best places for business and careers. The survey looked at 200 metropolitan areas, and six Tar Heel cities cracked the top twenty. Raleigh took the top spot and was joined by Durham, Asheville, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte in the top 20 places for business and careers. The Port City finished thirteenth in the entire nation; third for the cost of business, thirty-fourth for job growth projections, and 107th for education. Wilmington Industrial Development's Scott Satterfield said the fact that we have a state port, an international airport, and interstate access helped boost our rankings. Quality health care is one of the biggest benefits for new businesses in our area. Experts say the industry is only going to continue to grow over the next few years right here in the Port City. There are also a few unique industries in our area that make southeastern North Carolina appealing. “We’ve got a great film studio and the opportunities that are coming though there as well as a great tourism environment,” Satterfield explained. Satterfield added a diverse economy, which includes everything from film to pharmaceuticals, helps draw other businesses to the area and is a good indicator for future growth.

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Go ahead with new business

Go ahead with new business (BUT FIX THE ROADS FIRST!!!)

Forbes

Ranked 107th in education. I guess we're a town who doesn't make education a priority. I would rather see education in the top 5. Plus the jobs in this area are definitely low paying jobs, according to the 2007 IRS it averages $27k. If we don't start educating our children we're only going to continue having low paying jobs. We need to treat our young better so they are able to clean up the mess us adults are making of our planet. Plus I would prefer green technology opportunities in our area with emphasis on education.

GREAT

MORE YANKEES!

I'm coming

Want to sell your house..:)

Sure

Sure thing, make me a reasonable offer.

more then you paid for it

still don't like the idea of us yankees coming to your area..?

More Work and industry

Well all this would be good until some activist group get a hold it and put it back to where it came front.I worked in industy for many years the state government has so many requirements set in place it would be hard for any company to do anything wrong.All the activist need to sit back and see's what happening before they go overboard again

PORT CITY

I HAVE LIVED HERE ALL MY CHILDHOOD YEARS, THEN MOVED OUT OF STATE FOR 14 YEARS AND DESPITE OUR MAJORITY OF PROBLEMS(LIKE ANY OTHER CITY)I LIKE LIVING HERE IT'S BEAUTIFUL IN SUMMER REFRESHING IN THE FALL,MODERATE IN THE WINTER, AND AMAZING IN THE SPRING. GROWTH IS HERE AND AS LONG AS WE CONTINUE TO BUILD AND EXPAND( NOT TO FAST OR TOO MUCH)WE LIVE IN A WONDERFUL PLACE. I SAY " I LIKE CALLING WILMINGTON HOME!"

not in wilmington,nc

wilmington are you kidding me!