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Southeastern Partnership Completes Launch of Public Private Operating Model

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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. 

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North Carolina's Southeast Wins NCSU Economic Development Partnership Award

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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. 

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Tobacco BioEnergy Company to Restart Ethanol Refinery Creating Jobs in Hoke County

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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.

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Construction of Pender Commerce Park Draws Companies' Interest

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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.

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Biotechnology Marketing Tool Launched to Market Region

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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.

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