BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Officials in Brunswick County are preparing hundreds of pages of information to send to large companies looking to set up shop in our area.
We're not even a month into 2013, but economic development is looking good in the county.
In less than a week, economic development officials have heard from five companies looking at properties in Brunswick County.
It's something that executive director Jim Bradshaw has never seen in his more than five years with the commission.
"It's very unusual to have five new projects in a week," he said.
Bradshaw said it's too early to say which companies have showed interest.
Bradshaw credited this increase in interest to the county's private sector foundation.
The foundation is made up of 13 private groups in the county. It's only been official for about a year, but they've done a lot of work.
The foundation donated about $70,000 to the commission, which has allowed Bradshaw and others to travel the country in hopes of gaining interest in Brunswick County properties. It's also helped save taxpayer money.
Looking ahead into 2013, Bradshaw said the commission is focused on recruiting new industries and working with existing ones.
Some of the companies looking to come to our area are metal fabricators, plastic injection molding and logistic distributions.
Bradshaw said the commission will send the paperwork to the five companies in the next few days. It could then take months to hear back if our area is in the running as a possible location for the company.
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