North Carolina exports continue to grow, according to a news release issued Friday by Gov. Pat McCrory’s office. In the first half of 2014, the state’s exported goods and services increased 2.7 percent, compared with the same period in 2013, increasing from $14.9 billion to $15.3 billion, the release stated. Some of that merchandise is going through the Port of Wilmington.
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Cascades Tissue Group will open a new manufacturing facility in Scotland County. The company plans to create 68 new jobs and invest $62 million during the next three years in Wagram. The investment includes $55 million of new capital expenditure (such as building infrastructure, new equipment and other capitalized expenses) and converting equipment to be transferred from other facilities outside of North Carolina valued at $7 million.
It’s impossible to navigate a road trip by staring into the rearview mirror. Nor can you steer a region into the future by relaxing atop past achievements.
On June 30th of this year, business and local government leaders in Southeastern North Carolina completed the conversion of the regional economic development entity from a state-governed commission to a private non-profit corporation
As North Carolina’s Southeast completes the re-shaping of its organizational model and geography, changes also are afoot for a key component of the regional partnership’s mission: its marketing strategy.
A $35,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is funding the creation of a regional database of available industrial buildings and sites. The Southeastern Partnership is matching the EDA funds on a dollar-to-dollar basis.
There was a time when Anson County stretched from North Carolina westward to the Mississippi River. It’s smaller today, but its economic ambitions remain expansive.
Global economics operates in full motion in the Southeast Region. As of 2012, when researchers surveyed
Collaboration has long been at the heart of North Carolina’s Southeast, which pulls together a dynamic array of governmental, business and educational leaders.
There is strength in numbers. There is influence in teamwork. There is power in unity. There is benefit in collaboration. There is employment in industry. There is incentive in free markets.
There is business growth to be had within the local region. A newly privatized regional economic development model, North Carolina’s Southeast (NCSE),is showing collaboration between private business and county funding can positively impact Columbus County and beyond.