The Southeast Compass Fall 2007

Welcome to The Southeast Compass!

Welcome to North Carolina’s Southeast’s premiere edition of The Southeast Compass, a quarterly newsletter highlighting activities and accomplishments of our organization. Times are busy and productive in 11 counties of Southeastern North Carolina, and our primary mission of conducting economic development marketing for the region is in full gear. In the past quarter, North Carolina’s Southeast has assisted three companies in locating in the region, all of which are highlighted in this newsletter. The remainder of the calendar year looks exciting with the potential of more announcements for the region. Thank you for perusing our newsletter, and if we can ever assist you, please let us know. 


Advanced Recovery Unveils Plans in Robeson County

America’s environmental concerns are yielding job opportunities in Robeson County. In August, Advanced Recovery, Inc., announced plans to convert a vacant building there into a recycling center that will ultimately employ 30 workers. Positions at the new site will include metal processors, electronics technicians, warehouse personnel, sales professionals and managers, and come with average hourly wages that will reach $15. Advanced Recovery will invest $175,000 in upgrades and capital equipment at the Town of Fairmont’s Badger Building. Read More>>


Boatbuilding Legend Makes a Splash in Brunswick County

Occasionally in economic development, things just sound right. Like the creation of 800+ manufacturing jobs in Southeastern North Carolina in a single day. Or the fact that Chicago-based Brunswick Corporation is heading to Brunswick County, N.C., to create those jobs. Read More>>


Pender County to be Home to Lee’s Tackle, Inc.

 Southeastern North Carolina’s marine trades and services cluster, already humming with growth and new activity, was able to reel in a major new name in June when Lee’s Tackle, Inc., announced plans to relocate all its operations to Burgaw from Miami, where it has been based since its founding in 1920. The move brings an investment of at least $3 million to Pender County and as many as 65 new jobs. The firm, which makes and markets a variety of commercial and recreational fishing equipment, plans to break ground on a 5.2-acre parcel at Pender Progress Industrial Park by the end of 2007. Read More>>


A Global Honor for Chairman Jane Smith

 The International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the world’s largest association of economic development professionals, is recognizing North Carolina’s Southeast Chairman Jane W. Smith with its 2007 Citizen Leader of the Year Award. The award will be presented at IEDC’s annual meeting on September 17 in Phoenix. Read More>>