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May 29, 2020

For County's $1.3M Small Business Grant Program, More Details Coming

By Cece Nunn and Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 29, 2020

New Hanover County officials are expected to share more details Monday for a plan to devote $1.3 million in aid to small businesses impacted by the coronavirus crisis.  The small business economic incentive grant program is the subject of a public hearing at the New Hanover County Commissioners meeting at 4 p.m. Monday at the Wilmington Convention Center. The 13 ...

May 28, 2020

Chamber Launches Latin American Business Council

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 28, 2020

A new initiative through the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce is taking shape to help connect the region’s diverse Latino business community. The Latin American Business Council (LABC) has been launched in partnership between the chamber and the council’s co-founders, Gustavo Rodea and Isabela Lujan (right). “There have been ideas to do this but alway ...

May 22, 2020

For Restaurants And Retailers, Proposal In Works To Boost Business

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 22, 2020

The ability to put more outdoor seating at downtown Wilmington restaurants would help make ends meet at a time when many are hoping to pick up the pace after being closed since March, said Hell's Kitchen Owner Eric Laut. When Hell’s Kitchen opens its doors to the public at 5 p.m. Friday – the time when phase two of the state's reopening plan takes ef ...

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Strategy 101 For Startups

Posted May 27, 2020
In the face of uncertainty, it’s difficult to offer startups useful advice. And, yet, that’s our goal at the CIE. It’s tempting to fall back on ‘hang in there’, we’ll know more soon. But when is soon? Sometime this summer? In the fall? Second quarter 2021?

You’ve probably seen predictions about entrepreneurship drawn from the past. What entire article
May 20, 2020

Port Of Wilmington To See Largest Ship In Its History

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 20, 2020

N.C. Ports is scheduled to welcome the largest ship ever to reach the Port of Wilmington in its history Wednesday afternoon. The MV Hyundai Hope was slated to arrive off the North Carolina coast at about 3 p.m. Wednesday and begin its journey up the Cape Fear River to the Port of Wilmington shortly after, according to the ports' Facebook page. The container ...

May 18, 2020

Nuclear Grant Projects Use GE Hitachi's SMR Technology

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 18, 2020

Advanced nuclear reactor technology developed by Wilmington-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy is being used as a guide in multi-million dollar grant projects through the U.S. Department of Energy, according to a news release. GE Hitachi’s BWRX-300 small modular reactor, a 300-megawatt electric (MWe) water-cooled natural circulation small modular reactor (SMR), is se ...

May 13, 2020

At Wilmington Port, A Cool Record Set In April

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 13, 2020

N.C. Ports saw a record-setting month in April for refrigerated containers moving through the Port of Wilmington, according to a news release. The North Carolina State Ports Authority, also known as N.C. Ports, reported moving more than 1,400 refrigerated containers – nearly 3,000 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) – through the Port of Wilm ...

May 12, 2020

Study Finds Replacement Options For Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 12, 2020

Replacing the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is estimated to cost between $196 million and $608 million, according to a feasibility study released this week.  The N.C. Department of Transporation's feasibility study on the potential project wrapped Monday with the submission of final documents, which shows a glimpse of what types of bridges could be used t ...

May 11, 2020

NCDOT Cash Balance Issues Delay Hampstead Bypass Project

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 11, 2020

The Hampstead Bypass is one of a growing number of area projects impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the N.C. Department of Transportation's coffers. Since the NCDOT is now below its cash floor balance, no new agreements or contracts can move forward, affecting the department's ability to purchase right-of-way for projects, among other ...

May 7, 2020

ILM Lands A Second General Aviation Services Provider

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

The Wilmington International Airport is getting a second fixed-base operator. The New Hanover County Airport Authority approved at its Wednesday meeting a lease agreement with Marathon FBO Partners LLC to develop a new fixed-base operator on airport property, according to Gary Broughton, ILM's deputy director. At the same meeting, the due diligence peri ...

May 7, 2020

GE Hitachi Could Sell GLE Business Venture

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

Two companies seeking to jointly purchase GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s Global Laser Enrichment venture could get approvals for the business restructure by the end of the year, according to a recent company update. Silex Systems Limited and Cameco Corp. signed a binding purchase agreement in December for the restructure of the SILEX technology licensee, Global Laser ...

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