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  • Trading partners top 4ChinaBrazilBelgiumSouth Korea442 ships called in 201038% of our projects need port service
  • Construction (employment #’s down 26%) has been hurt- makes up 10% of businesses in 2010
  • Over $2.35 billion in last decade67% of these in Cumberland County14% in Robeson1,502 contracts awarded in region in 2010
  • Region’s population grew 2.8% more than the national average.Total population of 1,102,381 / added 138,000 (12.5%)State grew 15.6%
  • Cumberland County out-flow 38% / in-flow 43%New Hanover out-flow 31% / in-flow 42%Robeson out-flow 44%
  • 100 is benchmarkOthers are read as percentages so Grocery items are 105.2% of the national average etc…4.8% lower than national average and 1.3 percent lower for Wilmington for Composite Index
  • Have increased 15% since 2005Region averages $654.67 per week

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  • 1. Atlanta Area Industrial Brokers Site Selection Consultants November 2011 North Carolina’s SoutheastEconomic Development Partnership
  • 2. INDUSTRY CLUSTERS Mission: Provide strong economic development leadership in southeastern North Carolina through innovative marketing and collaborative regional initiatives that will create new jobs, generate capital investment, and secure new business locations. Since 1996… •8,626 industry jobs created •$904M private investment •105 industry locations • $1 state appropriation = $64 private investment
  • 3. MAP OF NCSE MID-ATLANTIC PROXIMITY North Carolina’s Southeast is centrally located on the east coast. • The longest east-west and north-south interstates in the country (I-40 and I-95) •Four international ports within two hundred miles •Access to 2/3 of the country’s population within a two day drive •Five airports with adjacent industrial sites and three with uncontrolled air space.
  • 4. MAP OF NORTH CAROLINA’SSOUTHEAST REGION 11 Counties > 7,500 Sq. Miles > 1.08 M Population > 500,000 In Workforce
  • 5. FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES
  • 6. NCSE KEY REGIONAL ASSETS •NC Port at Wilmington •Fort Bragg & military presence •Transportation/distribution access •Agricultural base •Diversified manufacturing/industry base •Expanding entrepreneurship base •3 State Universities & 2 private colleges •Community Colleges •I-40, I-95, and I-74 •2 International Airports
  • 7. NC PORT AT WILMINGTON •North Carolina Port Enhancement Zone Legislation
  • 8. PORT OF WILMINGTON GROWTH
  • 9. BUSINESS COMMUNITY
  • 10. NCSE’s STRATEGIC LOCATION FORAVIATION AND AEROSPACE
  • 11. DEFENSE SECTOR
  • 12. POPULATION GROWTH
  • 13. COMMUTER PATTERNS 2009
  • 14. COST OF LIVING 2010
  • 15. AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGES
  • 16. MARKETING RESULTS FY 2011 Project Leads 116 Projects 95 Visits 48 Recommendations 74 • 74 of 95 projects (72 Generated, 23 Assisted) had recommendations of one or more counties • 48 projects visited the region or met with NCSE staff at company location • Projects represent 8,953 potential jobs and $ 2,280,129,500 potential investment • 58% of projects that needed port and/or rail visited the region • Average employment per project was 105 jobs and average investment per project was $ 26,825,053
  • 17. LEAD GENERATION SOURCES Projects by Source 6% 16% Ally 43% Web Trade Show Consultant Call-in 20% 15%
  • 18. INDUSTRY SECTOR ACTIVITY Projects by Industry Sector Other 12 Metalworking 13 Energy 21 Distribution & Logistics 3 Defense 6 Building Products 5 Boatbuilding 3 Biotechnology 1 Agri-Industry & Food Processing 21 Aviation/Aerospace 7 Advanced Textiles 4 0 5 10 15 20 25
  • 19. REGIONAL INITIATIVES •Distribution & Logistics Initiative •Defense and Security Contracting Marketing •Aviation/Aerospace Industry Sector •Bio-Fuels Center of NC •NC Biotechnology Center •Woody Biomass Analysis •Regional Workforce Analysis
  • 20. ACTIVITY GROWTH •Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development •Regional Loan Program •International Marketing •Specialized Sub-Regional Marketing •Enhanced Value Added Services to Counties •Redesigned and More Robust Website
  • 21. ACTIVITY PIPELINE Project Industry Jobs Investment Toybox Defense 160 $ 75,000,000 Triumph Energy 100 $170,000,000 Class Energy 80 $150,000,000 Sneaker Manufacturing 200 $ 50,000,000 PA 2 Defense 50 $ 5,000,000 Jerry Aviation/Aerospace 150 $ 20,000,000 Rodeo Food Processing 25 $ 1,000,000 Cover Metalworking 25 $ 3,000,000 Apollo Agri-Business 50 $ 5,000,000 General Defense 230 $10,000,000 Totals 1070 $ 489,000,000
  • 22. What can North Carolina’s Southeast do to help you land companies in Southeastern North Carolina? North Carolina’s Southeast Steve Yost - Director Joe Melvin - Director of Business Development Bart Richardson-Research Developer