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Mission Complete: Southeast Converts to Private Model

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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

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New Marketing Strategy, Advisory Panel Take Shape

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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.

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Federal Funds Support New Buildings and Sites Database

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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.

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North Carolina’s Southeast Focuses on Economic Development in Region

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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. 

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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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