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N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker's Presentation at Jacksonville Community Day

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Given at a town hall meeting in Jacksonville, NC (Onslow County) on July 16, 2013

Given at a town hall meeting in Jacksonville, NC (Onslow County) on July 16, 2013

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  • 1. N.C. Department of Commerce The Case for Change
  • 2. Where We Are 2013 Mid-Year Update • 188 Project Assigned • 56 Projects Announced • 8,511 Jobs Announced • Nearly $700M Investment Annc’d • 654 Existing Industry Visits
  • 3. WhereWe Are Project Sources • 52 Local/County Developers • 44 Direct Calls from Company • 39 Site Selection Consultants Top Competitors • SC, TN, VA, GA, TX, FL, OH
  • 4. WhereWe Are 64% Active Projects are Manufacturing-Related
  • 5. WhereWe Are Beyond the Facts/Figures 5th highest unemployment rate No net job growth in 5 years 30+ counties with double-digit unemployment Rural NC being left behind
  • 6. WhereWe Need to Go We need • A bold, new approach • To consolidate efforts • To move at the speed of business • To be more nimble • To kickstart NC’s economic engine • Jobs now
  • 7. WhereWe Need to Go North Carolina Economic Development Partnership • Public-Private Partnership • Prosperity Zones • Transparency and Accountability • Create long-term, sustainable economic growth for all of NC
  • 8. NCEDP Next Steps Commerce Transition • Hire CEO, develop implementation plan Regional Partnership Transition • Merge operations Convene new NC ED Board • Private sector, rural, urban, key industries, Interagency advisors
  • 9. NCEDP Next Steps ED Board to Develop 10-year Strategic Plan • SWOT Analysis • Listening Tour in all 8 prosperity zones • Roles/Responsibilities of all public sector entities • Private Sector Engagement • Review of business climate • Strategies for rural and urban prosperity • Vision • Goals/Objectives/Metrics Completion of Work by December 2013
  • 10. NCEDP Next Steps By January 2014 • Strategic Plan completed • NCEDP up and running The work begins….

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