The Southeast Compass Winter 2008

Tactronics Grows Southeast's Defense Economy

As America's military has become more technologically sophisticated, growth opportunities have emerged for defense suppliers such as Tactronics. The trend also will now have a positive economic impact on Robeson County, which is the site of a recent expansion by Tactronics, a Westhampton, N.Y.-based provider of integrated communication systems and components to the U.S. Army and other defense organizations. The November announcement by Tactronics will add 50 or more jobs to the region's defense-supply cluster over the coming two years. Read More>>


Allies Gather to Offer Insight on Regional Program

In Southeastern North Carolina, regional economic development is a team sport, with government resources augmented by technical, financial and leadership assistance from private business. Such allies are vital to the work of bringing new jobs and investment to the region, and their knowledge of the region also make them uniquely qualified to speak to the role of North Carolina's Southeast Commission. Read More>>


Bradshaw Eyes Team Approach for Brunswick County's Economic Future

Brunswick County's new economic developer has led both local and regional business recruitment programs, as well as industrial development efforts for a major railroad. Thus it's no surprise that Jim Bradshaw has a team-oriented vision for bringing new jobs and investment to Brunswick County. "Recruiting industries and encouraging economic growth here will have to be a team effort," says Bradshaw, who re-cently assumed the reigns of the Brunswick County Economic Development Commission upon the retirement of Steve Johnson, its previous director. Read More>>


Advisory Group to Hold Planning Session

County economic development directors from around Southeastern North Carolina will join private allies, NCSE staff, N.C. Department of Commerce officials and other guests at the annual planning meeting of NCSE's Technical Advisory Group (TAG) February 20-22, 2008. The event, held each year in Pinehurst, offers the chance to review regional development strategy and marketing techniques, examine results, set goals for the upcoming year and share perspective on trends affecting the region's economy and business environment. Read More>>