The Southeast Compass -Winter 2015


The “Great Recession”taughttheworldmanylessons – among them, the importance of diversification: when one industry falters, others can pick up the slack. 

The Southeast Region, for example, can target clusters such as agribusiness, consumer foods and beverages, and defense suppliers – companies that can do well in just about any economy. We can also target industries whose fortunes track national and global economic performance. Read More

Enviva Plans Call For Over $214 Million In Southeast, 160 Jobs

Demand for renewable energy by European utilities is driving job creation and investment in Southeastern North Carolina. In September, Bethesda, Md.-based Enviva Partners, LP, unveiled plans to build wood-pellet manufacturing facilities in Richmond and Sampson counties in a $214 million project that will utilize the region’s forestry resources.. The two production sites will create about160 permanent jobs by the end of 2017. Read More

Kuraray's Arrival Highlights Region's FDI Appeal

 Last summer’s acquisitionbyJapan’sKuraray Co., Ltd., of DuPont's glass laminating solutions and vinyls business in Bladen County isevidence that the Southeast Region continues to draw a handsome share of foreign direct investment (FDI). Read More

Strategic Marketing Plan Defines Goals, Objectives and Metrics

The Southeastern Partnership board of directors established a three year strategic plan for the region to guide its marketing program. Read More

New Investors Support Partnership's Regional Vision

Regional business leaders continue to show support for The Southeastern Partnership and its efforts to bring new jobs and economic investment to North Carolina’s Southeast Region. In recent months, six companies and organizations have stepped forward to support the organization as investors: Read More

Public And Private Leaders Converge To Guide Partnership

Business, governmental and community leaders from around Southeastern North Carolina gathered in Elizabethtown on September 16th for the first meeting of The Southeastern Partnership’s full board of directors. The group includes top private-sector leaders as well as public appointees from each member county commission. Read More

Vertex Rail: Getting Behind the Numbers

 As Vertex Rail Technologies ramps up its new production site near the Port of Wilmington, its economic impact will be felt around the region. Read More