The Southeast Compass -Summer 2016
Yost Remarks: CSX Plans Will Further Globalize the Southeast
Last month, Governor Pat McCrory joined officials from CSX Transportation in unveiling plans that will dramatically boost Southeastern North Carolina’s connections to the global economy. The first part involves a $160 multimodal terminal in Rocky Mount, an inland cargo hub that will transfer 260,000 containers between trucks and trains each year. Read More.
Atlantic Coast Pipeline Plans Await Federal Approval
Partners in the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project, a 600-mile project that will cut across several Southeastern North Carolina counties, have now submitted 70,000 pages of documentation to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Read More.
Southeast Developers Showcase Region at SelectUSA
James Wolfe knows the value of making international connections. In 2015, he attended the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, DC, where he made contact with a foreign textile manufacturer that visited his county just a week later. “Companies there are not kicking tires,” says Wolfe, economic development director for Duplin County. “They’re ready to set up shop.” Read More.
Region Takes its Message to Southern California
The high costs and heavy regulation faced by California businesses are yielding opportunities for Southeastern North Carolina. A group of local economic developers recently visited the Golden State, making the case for the region’s affordability and pro-business climate. Read More.
Partnership Hosts State Developers
The Southeastern Partnership hosted a two-day gathering of representatives from the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC). The meeting, held at Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery in June, was an opportunity for local economic developers to strengthen relationships with state project managers and showcase the region’s economic assets. Read More.
Southeast Welcomes Two New Staff Members
In July, The Southeastern Partnership welcomed two new professionals to its staff. Read More.
Investor Profile: Wilmington International Airport
Wilmington International Airport (ILM) traces its history to the 1920s when it was known as Bluethenthal Field. Today, ILM is North Carolina’s fourth largest commercial airport and a major economic asset for the Southeast Region. Read More
Investor Profile: Waste Industries
Waste Industries provides solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services in North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic U.S. Since the company’s founding in 1970, it has been guided by the mission of providing the highest-quality waste
management in the industry. Read More
New Development Pros Take Over in Brunswick, Scotland Counties
The Southeast Partnership welcomes several new members to the region’s team of local economic development professionals. Read More.