Move Highlights Southeast Region’s Appeal to Foreign Direct Investors. Surging demand for laminated glass used as building materials has led Kuraray America, Inc., to expand its presence in Bladen County to include a 175,000 square-foot logistics center at the Elizabethtown Airport Industrial Park.
ST. PAULS - By this summer, poultry producer Sanderson Farms Inc. plans to start constructing a processing plant that will employ 1,100 workers on the outskirts of this Robeson County town.
"I think it's probably one of the best things we've had in 30 years," St. Pauls Mayor Gordon "Buddy" Westbrook said. "We need the project. We need the jobs, so it's great."
SOUTHEASTERN N.C. | Once again, Brunswick County is among the nation's fastestgrowing counties, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Butterball, LLC will expand its operations in Hoke County and create 367 new jobs over the next three years.
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington has been named one of the top 50 institutions in the country by The Business Journals. Featuring 484 four-year colleges and universities, The Business Journals' rankings are based on 19 indicators of academic excellence and affordability.
The “Great Recession” taught theworld manylessons – among them, the importance of diversification: when one industry falters, others can pick up the slack.
Demand for renewable energy by European utilities is driving job creation and investment in Southeastern North Carolina. In September, Bethesda, Md.-based Enviva Partners, LP, unveiled plans to build wood-pellet manufacturing facilities in Richmond and Sampson counties in a $214 million project that will utilize the region’s forestry resources.. The two production sites will create about160 permanent jobs by the end of 2017.
Last summer’s acquisitionbyJapan’s Kuraray Co., Ltd., of DuPont's glass laminating solutions and vinyls business in Bladen County is evidence that the Southeast Region continues to draw a handsome share of foreign direct investment (FDI)
The Southeastern Partnership board of directors established a three year strategic plan for the region to guide its marketing program.
Regional business leaders continue to show support for The Southeastern Partnership and its efforts to bring new jobs and economic investment to North Carolina’s Southeast Region. In recent months, six companies and organizations have stepped forward to support the organization as investors: