2020 In Biz

Apr 3, 2020

Regional Rift

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 3, 2020

After the 2020 census, will Brunswick shift again?   To the federal government 20 years ago, the Wilmington area truly was the tri-county region. But in 2013 that changed.   The federal Office of Manage­ment and Budget – because of an urban area difference of 643 people in a U.S. Census count – grouped Brunswick County in with the Myr­tle ...

Mar 11, 2020

The 2020 In Biz Project

By Staff Reports, posted Mar 11, 2020

As the Business Journal marks its 20th anniversary this year, we look at the region's past 20 years and its next two decades. Find the 2020 in Biz stories at wilmingtonbiz2020.com. ...

Feb 7, 2020

Propelling ILM's Future

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 7, 2020

Travelers booking flights 20 years ago at the Wilmington International Airport had to choose from a small selection of nonstop destinations on the East Coast. In the decades since, ILM’s route map has opened up as passenger levels increased and additional airlines came, but airport officials say there’s potential for even more in the years ahead. The type ...

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Posted Jul 12, 2021

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Feb 7, 2020

First Edition: A View From The Start

By Joy Allen, posted Feb 7, 2020

Editor’s note: The Greater Wilmington Business Journal first hit the stands 20 years ago, in February 2000. To mark the anniversary founder Joy Allen, who served as publisher until selling the Business Journal to current publisher Rob Kaiser in 2007, shares her thoughts on how and why she started the publication.   I visited Wilmington for the first time on a ...

Jan 3, 2020

Twenty Years In Business

By Staff Reports, posted Jan 3, 2020

When called Greater Wilmington Business (“Journal” would be added later), this publication launched 20 years ago with a front page story about the “Last Commercial Frontier” on the development around Military Cutoff. Quoting from the story: “As a result of increased public pressure to slow growth and preserve green space, public official ...

Jan 3, 2020

I met recently with CastleBranch CEO Brett Martin about this 2020 In Biz project – looking back and ahead 20 years at our community.   What I learned is he likes talking about mountains (which I suppose isn’t surprising for the founder of tekMountain).   He drew a mountain and then two horizontal lines, segmenting it into three sections.   ...

Jan 3, 2020

What's On The Agenda In 2020

By Staff Reports, posted Jan 3, 2020

Potential transformations on the horizon for the Wilmington area this year are many, from shake-ups or new developments at some of the most high-profile companies and institutions in the region to rewritten rules governing how growth continues.   Major employers expected to remain in the news   This year could bring significant changes to how some of the area ...

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