April 29, 2015

Wilmington Ranks as 2nd Best City in U.S. to Start a Business

An analysis of 183 metropolitan areas ranks Wilmington as the second-best city in the U.S. to start a business. The report, released by San Francisco-based financial planning website NerdWallet, looked at metro […]
March 10, 2015

Why a Public-Private Partnership is Favorable for the Water Street Parking Deck Redevelopment

It’s intriguing to consider the importance that a 1.2 acre parcel of land has played in the vibrancy of downtown Wilmington over the past 50 years…and the importance it could play in […]
February 23, 2015

Are You a Small Business that Supports the Film Industry?

Small Business for Film was established in 2014 by concerned small business owners who see the positive impact that film generates for business in North Carolina. The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and […]
February 18, 2015

2015 Public Policy Agenda for Business

The Board of Directors of the Wilmington Chamber approved the Chamber’s 2015 Public Policy Agenda at their February meeting. The Agenda includes state and local items that bring focus to the area’s […]
February 13, 2015

Grow Biotech…Be Part of the MARBIONC Advisory Council

Walking through the Marine Biotechnology Center of North Carolina (MARBIONC) on the UNCW Crest Research Park campus reminds me why I work in economic and community development, not science. Rented lab space […]
February 13, 2015

Inaugural Duke Energy LEAD Award Presented to Former Wilmington Chamber Chairman Hal Kitchin

Congratulations to Hal Kitchin, 2013 Chairman of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, who was presented the inaugural Leadership in Economic Advancement and Development (LEAD) Award by Duke Energy at the Chamber’s 148th […]
December 3, 2014

Why You Should Participate in Hometown Hires

“You can give a man food to eat. You can give a man clothes. But at the end of the day, giving a man a job will change his life. And I’m […]
November 21, 2014

Forbes Ranks Wilmington in Top 5 in “America’s Smartest Cities”

Forbes magazine has rated Wilmington fifth among the country’s 380 metro areas in its latest “America’s Smartest Cities” survey. Researchers Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill looked at a region’s “brainpower” and how […]