Long known for farming and livestock, Southeastern North Carolina is increasingly becoming home to large-scale food processors manufacturing brand-name products for grocery store shelves across the country and beyond.
A new $25 million plant that's being built in Sampson County will convert turkey waste into industrial steam for energy.
Pender Commerce Park has scored a technology first for AT&T in North Carolina, company officials announced Thursday evening.
A growing North American division of a company with facilities throughout the world plans to occupy warehouse space in Brunswick County.
A proposal put forth by the City of Wilmington in collaboration with the University of North Carolina Wilmington, New Hanover County, Marine Bio-Technologies Center of Innovation, the Town of Leland, Brunswick County, NC Biotech Center SE Office and Brunswick Community College, has been selected by North Carolina State’s Institute for Emerging Issues' economic development initiative InnovateNC.
Among 5 selected by N.C. State in NC
Pembroke has been selected as one of five North Carolina towns to participate in a North Carolina State University initiative to boost innovation throughout the state.
Wilmington was recently named one of the best places in the country to start a small business, and Chris Suggs believes there is a simple reason: It’s large enough to support entrepreneurs but not so big that it doesn’t lose its small town feel.
To try to build on increased traffic at North Carolina's ports, the N.C. State Ports Authority and the area's elected officials are pushing for a major overhaul of the Wilmington port's aging infrastructure.
The Southeastern Partnership (“North Carolina’s Southeast”) has launched a new marketing technology tool that will offer real-time intelligence about the region’s available properties and communities to businesses and site selectors around the globe. The organization’s buildings and sites database, constructed with help from a $35,000 matching grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, went live last week. The searchable site displays information on listed industrial sites and buildings across the region’s 14 counties.
Throughout today’s economy, job creation is largely an urban phenomenon. It is true in North Carolina, too, as employment figures released last week attest: Orange County’s 3.9 percent jobless rate stands in stark contrast to Graham County’s 12.8 percent. But recent experiences in southeastern North Carolina offer evidence that a sound strategy for rural economies may be no farther away than the nearest dinner table.