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Film incentives will return in some form, NC Commerce's Sharon Decker says

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videoNot to worry, filmmakers and TV commercial producers. North Carolina will have something for you after the state's existing film incentives expire later this year. Full story...
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President ready to sign long-awaited Farm Bill

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videoAfter two years of bickering, our leaders on Capitol Hill have worked out a deal that could affect you the next time you go to the grocery store. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory talks about year ahead

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videoGov. Pat McCrory says he wants his second year in office to focus on improving North Carolina's economic climate, supporting public school teachers and making state government more efficient. Full story...
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NC gets $84M more than expected through December

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North Carolina coffers have been slightly more full than projected by state government budget writers through the first half of the fiscal year. Full story...
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Obama to announce manufacturing institute in NC

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President Barack Obama will focus today on creating jobs and boosting advanced manufacturing when he discusses the U.S. economy in North Carolina. Full story...
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Obama to visit North Carolina for event on economy

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President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit North Carolina for what's being described as "an event on the economy." Full story...
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Economists forecast growth for 2014

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Economists from local and national levels met at the Wilmington Convention Center to discuss their economic forecasts for the new year. Full story...
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McCrory: 'Carolina Comeback' economic recovery

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Gov. Pat McCrory is touting what he calls the "Great Carolina Comeback" as proof the state's Republican-authored economic and tax reforms are working. Full story...
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State, feds reach long-term dredging agreement

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videoState and federal officials have finalized an agreement to again allow dredging in North Carolina's coastal waters so fishing and transportation vessels can more easily move through shallow inlets and channels. Full story...
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Millions to BEMC for energy efficiency program

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video More jobs could be heading to our area thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Full story...
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Mayfaire getting new Marshalls & Dick's Sporting Goods

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videoTwo big retailers are on the way to Mayfaire. Developers say Marshalls and Dick's Sporting Goods will be the two newest stores added to the 400-acre retail complex. Full story...
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Unemployment down in last year in Wilmington area

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videoThe unemployment rate for the Wilmington area stayed flat from September to October, but it's down for the last year. The Wilmington metro area's 7.7 percent rate for October is 1.4 points lower than a year earlier. Full story...
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Study reveals potential $10 million loss without film incentive

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videoNew Hanover County could see an estimated loss of more than $10 million in tax revenue if the state's film incentive expires at the end of 2014, according to initial findings of a study released Monday. Full story...
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Town Hall meeting discusses importance of policy in New Hanover County

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video Policy is a six letter word, but according to the North Carolina Justice Center its meaning effects everyone from the mountains to the coast. 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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