Palmer Marine Chooses Bladenboro as its New Location

September 20, 2007
(Bladenboro) – Palmer Marine Inc., has announced its plans to locate in a 40,000 sq ft. building in the Bladenboro Industrial Park. Palmer Marine, Inc. is a boat manufacturer from Florida, which builds sport-fishing boats. Bo Palmer, the president, announced Wednesday his plans to move his company from Cape Coral, Fl to Bladenboro. The company will provide 120 jobs within the next 3 years and bring an investment of $3 million to the community.
Mr. Palmer said he chose this location because of available labor supply, affordable land, and low property taxes. He also liked the advantages of being further inland. Bladenboro is also centralized for the company’s Northeast and Southeast markets, which helps with cost of shipments.
Chuck Heustess, Director Bladen County Economic Development Commission, credited the marketing efforts of North Carolina’s Southeast for generating the lead that resulted in the company’s decision to locate in Bladenboro, NC.
North Carolina's Southeast is the regional economic development marketing organization for southeastern North Carolina. They serve an 11-county area, and to date they have assisted in the location of 89 companies to the region. The eighty-nine companies have a combined investment of approximately $659,125,000 and have to date created 8,257 jobs. North Carolina's Southeast is currently marketing 75 buildings and 73 sites throughout the region. To see the most current list of available properties in the region view their website (