The transition undertaken by business and local government leaders in Southeastern North Carolina toward a public-private regional economic development model is now complete. Effective July 1st of this year, the Southeastern Partnership has assumed all regional marketing and economic development activities formerly conducted by North Carolina’s Southeast Commission.
In April 2014, North Carolina's Southeast received the North Carolina State University Economic Development Partnership Award. This award recognizes superior work in leveraging university capabilities to enhance North Carolina's economic vitality. Recipients of the award are demonstrated leaders in helping NC State bring innovation into action.
Lumberton was awarded a $500,000 grant in June to help renovate part of Southeastern Regional Medical Center for the hospital's new medical residency program.
Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) Center for Defense and Homeland Security (CDHS) has been awarded $718,338 from the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) HBCU Program and ONR’s STEM Diversity Program.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre announced today that the City of Clinton has received $1,758,150 to construct water and sewer infrastructure to support the new Chemtex cellulosic biofuel plant in the City of Clinton.
Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Tyton BioEnergy Systems, a company based in Danville, Virginia, is restarting the former Clean Burn Fuels biorefinery in Hoke County as part of its strategy to convert its proprietary tobacco, to be grown regionally, into ethanol. The new operation will generate 79 jobs and invest $36 million over the next three years in Hoke, Wake and other surrounding counties.
There's plenty of action now at the Pender Commerce Park with construction of a seafood-processing plant half completed and work started on a wastewater treatment plant.
And the county-owned park is drawing more interest from a variety of companies, a local development official says.
The Fayetteville Regional Chamber, in partnership with the Economic Development Alliance of Fayetteville-Cumberland County, is pleased to announce that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will be locating a regional service center in Fayetteville.
Goods for import or export through the Port of Wilmington can potentially have greater protection from customs duties through a new agreement announced Monday by an official with the N.C. Department of Transportation.
North Carolina’s Southeast Regional Economic Development Partnership (NCSE) has implemented a new marketing tool to attract companies to the southeast region that are in the biorenewable and biotechnology industry sector. NCSE completed the project through funding from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Research Development grant program.