Posted by Debra Worley - email
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Pender County is one of the top twenty most prosperous counties in the state, according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce.
The ranking done annually and is based on population, economic well being, and a tax base.
Pender County has now been moved from a two-tier county to a one-tier.
While county officials are thankful to be recognized, they say there are some negatives that come along with it.
Pender County's manager says more industrial plants will likely come to the area because of the ranking.