March 17, 2016

What Can We Learn from Richmond?

Cities must have a strategic and targeted economic development plan…cooperation among all groups is the key to development and preservation…high-quality public spaces are worth the investment…state support to recruit businesses is necessary…plan […]
January 25, 2016

Wilmington’s Traded Sector Employment Loses Ground

Creating a flow of dollars into a region is a fundamental key to economic prosperity. One of the best ways to gauge a community’s standing in this area is through traded sector […]
October 28, 2015

Regional Economic Scorecard to be Unveiled

The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce’s flagship initiative, Cape Fear Future, has produced a new Regional Economic Scorecard intended to help business and community leaders and elected officials make decisions concerning factors that […]
August 27, 2015

Wilmington Wins USA Today Best Al Fresco Dining Award

For the second time in a year, Wilmington has won a USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Award, taking the top spot in Best Al Fresco Dining Neighborhood. A panel of experts picked […]
August 27, 2015

Wilmington’s Cost of Living Edges Lower

The costs associated with living in Wilmington dropped slightly since 1st quarter 2015 compared to that of the average city, according to the results of the 2nd quarter 2015 national ACCRA cost […]
July 29, 2015

New Hanover County Maintains Highest Bond Rating

New Hanover County has once again received a Triple A bond rating, the highest rating a county can achieve, from both Moody’s Investor Services (Moody’s) and Standard & Poor’s Rating Services (S&P) […]
July 28, 2015

Wilmington in Running for USA Today’s Best Al Fresco Dining

USA TODAY 10Best has teamed up with a panel of traveling foodies to nominate 20 streets and neighborhoods across the USA for the title of Best Al Fresco Dining Neighborhood. Wilmington, North […]
July 9, 2015

Hammerheads Maximize Youth and Community Synergy

I was concerned in 2013 when I learned that majority ownership of the Wilmington Hammerheads soccer team was being sold to George Altirs following the conclusion of the 2013 USL PRO regular […]