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Economic Development

City, county leaders prioritize Garner Report

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videoNew Hanover County Commission and Wilmington City council met at the New Hanover County Executive Development Center Tuesday to discuss a handful of strategies they want to move forward with first. This is a follow up meeting to discuss the strategies stem the 100-thousand-dollar garner report presented earlier this year. Full story...
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Environmentalists don't want to lose special use permits to New Hanover development

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video Environmentalists say New Hanover County should be able to improve economically without jeopardizing quality of life. The recent Garner Report recommended the county should get rid of a permit process aimed at protecting air quality. Now the City of Wilmington and the County are coming together to discuss what to do. Full story...
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Development chief: Project Diamond still in the works

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videoA project that could bring business and jobs to the Brunswick-Columbus county line may not be dead after all. Full story...
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House defeats bill that could have lured Continental Tire to Brunswick Co.

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videoThe NC House defeated on Tuesday a bill that would have provided incentives to lure Continental Tire to Brunswick County, leaving the fate of the project up in the air. Full story...
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Prospects for big employer in Brunswick Co. still early in process

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video State documents say a company is considering bringing a thousand jobs to Brunswick County, but the county's economic development chief says everything is still very preliminary. Full story...
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County, city hear presentation on economic develop strategy

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video Last August New Hanover County leaders hired an economic consultant to help the county move in a positive direction. After hearing the consultant's presentation today, Commission Chair Woody White says the $100,000 price tag was money well spent. Full story...
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Leaders continue push to make downtown better

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video Downtown leaders got more advice today on how to make the area better. At a luncheon, business leaders, property owners and real estate professionals discussed trends and issues that affect downtown. Full story...
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NC leaders deciding again on state's film break future

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North Carolina's film incentives may finally become a permanent fixture in the state's economic development pitch to television and movie producers. Or it could get written out of the script. Full story...
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Council votes to overhaul funding for civic development partners

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video Wilmington City Council members say that economic development is key for the future of the city and now they want to make sure they’re doing all they can to get the most bang for the taxpayers buck. Full story...
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NC plans business recruiting to be more like sales

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Gov. Pat McCrory's administration is moving to privatize parts of the public agency that woos companies and jobs to North Carolina, hoping to make business recruitment more effective. Full story...
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Commerce Secretary wraps up statewide listening tour in Wilmington

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video North Carolina's Commerce Secretary was in town today, as she continues a listening tour. Secretary Sharon Decker is traveling the state so she can hear first-hand from business owners and economic development professionals. Today marked the last stop of the statewide "listening tour" for Decker. Full story...
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Future of Water Street Parking Deck still in doubt

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videoFor years many people have called the Water Street Parking Deck in downtown Wilmington an eyesore. City Council is working to change that, but it might not turn out the way some had wanted. Full story...
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Wilmington, New Hanover look for input on economic development plan

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videoNew Hanover County and the City of Wilmington want public input on creating an economic development strategy. The city and county have partnered with Garner Economics, LLC to work on the plan. Full story...
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Wilmington considers new process for giving money to community groups

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videoNon-profit groups and other organizations with an eye for economic development will likely have to go through a new process to ask the City of Wilmington for money. Full story...
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Duke Energy selects Brunswick County location for Site Readiness Program

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video Duke Energy Progress has chosen a 220-acre tract along the Cape Fear River in Navassa to participate in the utility's 2013 Site Readiness Program to prepare the location for potential industrial development. Full story...
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