Gov. Perdue speaks about NC's recovery plan

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Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Gov. Bev Perdue came to Wilmington Friday to talk about the state's economic recovery plan.

Being in a $5 billion deficit, Gov. Perdue calls these current times a world-wide economic meltdown.

"I like what she said - I really do," said local business owner Vance Greene.  "It was fresh.  It was to the point, and I think the thing I really took home that I took a lot of notes on was the fact that the money, everything we do will have to be transparent, and we have to be accountable for it."

The governor held the meeting at the Burney Center on UNCW's campus where she told the crowd of politicians, business leaders, and citizens that the key for the economic recovery is job creation.

The director of the State Office of Economic Recovery and Investment said that's already happening in the Cape Fear region.

"There are several major sewer projects on the coast and Carolina Beach received funding for several projects," said Dempsey Benton.  "There are several road projects that are going to be undertaken in the region."

Gov. Perdue remains optimistic and said it will only be a matter of time before she can brag about how strong the state's economy is.

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