Wilmington area among state leaders in incoming investment
SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA (StarNews) — The Cape Fear region’s three counties are among the state’s leaders in attracting investments, according to a report from SmartAsset, a financial planning company.
“The way the metrics in the study are constructed is reasonable, but I’m not sure there’s a clear takeaway,” said Adam Jones, the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s regional economist.
Brunswick County ranks second in the state’s 100 economies on SmartAsset’s incoming investment index, which equally weighs factors including business growth, gross domestic product growth, new building permits and municipal bonds between 2013 and 2016. Pender and New Hanover counties came in seventh and eighth, respectively, in the state.