Why Finding Common Ground Will Determine the Future of Manufacturing

The recent debate and vote about the County's controversial special use permit may provide an insight into the future of manufacturing in New Hanover County.


UNCW Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Launches Open Device Lab

The UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and AT&T have established the Coastal Open Resource App Lab, one of only two in NC.


Can the Cucalorus Film Festival be One of the Top 20 in the World?

Cucalorus Film Festival was named one of the Top 40 festivals in the world in 2013. How far can it go?


We love Wilmington.

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It's hard not to when you've been declared "The Next Big Thing" by national media.

Nestled between the Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean, Wilmington, North Carolina strikes an enviable balance between a casual lifestyle and global business opportunities. Entrepreneurial zeal permeates every facet of the community, giving it the vibrancy of a city much larger in size, with the ease of living found in a small town.

It's easy to see why we're so passionate about our home. Every day is an opportunity for a beach vacation only minutes away… experiencing pure creativity at an original theater performance… launching a start-up with the support of innovative minds and angel investors… checking out body art and a local band at an eclectic tavern… holding a business meeting in an outdoor cafe… or welcoming a new neighbor and their customs.

With the state's largest National Register Historic District, Wilmington has a keen sense of tradition and preservation, as well as a need to push beyond the conventional. The city leverages this balance to attract global corporations like GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Verizon Wireless, PPD and Corning. Businesses large and small fall in love with the historic charm, quality of life, big-city amenities and skilled workforce that we are working to improve even more through the Chamber's Cape Fear Future initiative.

But we're not just partial because we're lucky enough to live here. In 2011, Outside Magazine named Wilmington "One of the Best Towns" and declared the area to be "The Next Big Thing." Bloomberg Business Week ranked Wilmington "The #7 Most Fun, Affordable City." Forbes rated the area one of the 15 best in the country for business and careers. And the accolades just keep coming… one of the 100 Best Arts Towns… Best Places to Launch a Business… Top 10 Recreation Cities.

But don't take our word for it, or anyone else's. Experience life filled with balance and vibrancy, whether your passion is kayaking, antiquing in a refurbished cotton market, golfing on a course designed by Jack Nicklaus, sailing the Atlantic, or simply scouting a site for your business that your employees will love.

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