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