The Southeast Compass-Winter 2016

From The President: Southeast Keeps an Eye on Bio

Many of us hear the term “biotechnology” and may think of sprawling R&D labs around Boston, San Diego or Research Triangle Park. But there also is an exciting future for this important industry in Southeastern North Carolina.  Read More

Web-enabled Building and Site Database Assists Location Hunters

In August, global location advisors gained access to a valuable information resource in the form of the Southeast’s online inventory of sites and buildings in the region. The Southeastern Partnership worked for nearly a year with Kansas City-based Location One in building the tool. The firm’s LOIS platform is the industry standard utilized by leading site selection consultants and corporate real estate professionals, as well as states and communities.  Read More

Southeast Leaders Host N.C.’s International Reps

North Carolina is represented abroad by a team of marketing representatives stationed in leading foreign business capitals. In October, five of those officials visited Wilmington as part of a week-longtour of North Carolina organized by the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC). The all-day briefing was held on October 23rd at the Port of Wilmington. Included were,  Read More

Fam Tours Showcases Wilmington Area Assets

Familiarization tours enable site selection consultants up-close views of regions and communities, including candid, face-to-face meetings with local industry representatives. Such “Fam Tours” are the recommended way for locations to highlight what makes them unique amid a sea of competing destinations. Read More

BlueScope Steel

BlueScope Buildings North America has a long-standing history of operations in North Carolina dating back nearly 50 years with two building-products brands: Butler Manufacturing and VP Buildings. The manufacturer of metal and pre-engineered commercial building materials, announced in June plans to expand its Scotland County manufacturing plant and add 115 new job positions over the next three years.  Read More

2015-16 Marketing Plan and Calendar

North Carolina’s Southeast is currently implementing an aggressive marketing event plan for FY 2015-2016 to generate leads and project opportunities in the southeast region. These events are aligned with targeted business sectors in the region, including metalworking, defense, food manufacturing, boatbuilding, distribution, biotechnology, and advanced textiles. Read More