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Economic Development

Officials announce 1,300 jobs coming to Wilmington

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videoGovernor Pat McCrory announced this afternoon that Vertex Rail will be adding 1,300 new jobs at the former Terex Crane facility located on Raleigh Street in Wilmington. The company will manufacture rail tank cars which are in high demand to transport crude oil from North Dakota, Texas and other energy-producing states. Full story...
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NEW DETAILS: 1,000+ jobs coming to Wilmington

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video Governor Pat McCrory is scheduled to attend a news conference Thursday, where officials will announce more than 1,000 new jobs appear headed to New Hanover County. Full story...
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Rail manufacturer to bring 1,000 jobs to Wilmington

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videoMore than 1,000 new jobs appear headed to New Hanover County. County Commission Chair Woody White, who is also on the Board of Directors for Wilmington Business Development, says he's heard the new company will be Vertex Rail Manufacturing. Full story...
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NC legislature may not be over for this year

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The General Assembly's work may not be over this year if Gov. Pat McCrory believes replenishing a critical economic recruitment tool in North Carolina can't wait until January. Full story...
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McCrory won't call lawmakers back for special session

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video In what could be the final nail in the coffin for North Carolina's film industry, Gov. Pat McCrory says he will not call for the General Assembly to return to Raleigh for a special session. Full story...
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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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