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Economic Development

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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County and city leaders partner for economic development plan

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video New Hanover County leaders as well as Wilmington City leaders introduced a new economic development plan Wednesday. The county has approved $323,000 for economic development for next year’s budget. Full story...
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Wilmington leaders talk strategy to foster economic growth

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videoTuesday night Wilmington leaders reviewed last year's economic development and put a plan in place for further growth in 2013 at WHQR's public forum. Full story...
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Facebook hosts grand opening of data center in Rutherford County

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Facebook is updating the status of its data center in Rutherford County. Officials from the social networking website joined lawmakers and other North Carolina officials Thursday in the grand opening of its Forest City data center. Full story...
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Wilmington council considers small biz help along with ballpark

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video Spending money to make money. The City of Wilmington is looking for ways to spur economic development. Some council members believe a baseball stadium may do that. At the same time, the city also wants to help small business owners. Is there money for both? Full story...
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Caterpillar expanding Clayton plant, adding nearly 200 jobs

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says Caterpillar Inc. will expand its manufacturing plant in Clayton, adding almost 200 jobs over five years and investing $33 million. Full story...
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Honda Aircraft to build $20 mil repair center in Greensboro

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Honda Aircraft Co. is building a $20 million maintenance and repair center in North Carolina for a light business jet expected to start rolling off nearby production lines next year. Full story...
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New Hanover County Commissioner Berger hacks off fellow commissioners calling last minute news conference

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video “First this is crap for a notice! 2 hours really?? I have a 1130 NHC meeting so I cannot attend. I would caution you to make sure you are speaking as an individual and not for the (County Commissioners) as I dont believe we took action on any of these issues." -- Jason Thompson to Brian Berger on calling a news conference without giving commissioners ample notice. Full story...
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