Rail Presentation at Council Meeting1/18/2017 4:00:00 PM
The Director of Planning, Development and Transportation for the City of Wilmington will share a Rail presentation at the Town Council Meeting, Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6 p.m.
The presentation will discuss the opportunity to realign the existing freight rail corridor that currently runs through the City of Wilmington to a more direct route into and out of the Port of Wilmington. The new route, far from any human settlements, could make the Port more competitive, enhance economic development opportunities statewide and in the region, and improve safety and economic efficiencies for the rail carrier.
See map HERE.
Construction Burn Sites1/18/2017 8:46:00 AM
Just to make all aware, there are two potentially large construction burn sights within the next few days or weeks. One will be the Harrington Village project on Village Road, the other is the site immediately adjacent to Wal-Mart where a Self-Storage and Hotel are being constructed.
Attracting Innovative Businesses1/13/2017 3:29:00 PM
From Town of Leland Economic Director
You have heard me talking about InnovateNC and the Wilmington/Carolina Coast collaboration known as InnovateSENC during the past year and a half and the potential economic development importance it will have to attract new innovative businesses to our region (including Brunswick County and Leland) in the fields of marine biotechnology, marine science and life sciences. Below is a link to a program that aired on UNC-TV the past two nights which shows highlights of the InnovateSENC panel session which was held at Cucalorus Connect in November. It includes an interview with a founder of SAROS, a startup company supported by InnovateSENC, which is developing a desalination process that harnesses energy from ocean waves. It also includes interviews with some members of InnovateSENC’s Executive Council.
Hope you will take time to watch it and learn more about the progress this initiative is making and the attention it is getting across the state.
Here's the link from YouTube to the UNCTV video:
Gary M. Vidmar
Economic & Community Development Director
102 Town Hall Dr.
Leland, NC 28451
Council identifies Top Projects for Budget1/13/2017 10:33:00 AM
The Town Council is working on Fiscal Budget Year 2017-18
Here are some of the projects on the list:
Northgate Drive Improvements; K-9 Unit; 2 additional police officers; Burying Village Road utilities; and Brunswick Forest intersections are all priorities.
To read the StarNews report, CLICK HERE.
Editorial highlighting area non-profits1/12/2017 4:04:00 PM
Spotlight on Area Do-Gooders
An Opinion Piece from the Brunswick Beacon
Last Thursday night, I headed up to Leland again to attend the first meeting of 2017 for the Northern Brunswick County Services Coordinating Council.
When I attended this group’s meeting last November, I announced the Beacon would begin featuring a different community organization in our Tides section every week, starting with the Jan. 5 edition. I explained in a subsequent column each story will offer a brief history of the group, explain its primary functions and fundraisers, if any, list its officers and provide contact information for anyone who might like to join it, along with a photo.
For story, CLICK HERE.
NBCSCC Board Members: From left, Stephanie Bowen, Christine Gonzalez, Tim Watkins, Kris Allen, David A. Hollis