12/14/05 — Lt. Governor will help christen new partnership

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Lt. Governor will help christen new partnership

By Andrew Bell
Published in News on December 14, 2005 1:54 PM

Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue will be in Goldsboro Thursday to help kick off Wayne County's new plan to draw more economic development dollars into the region and to unite the county's marketing efforts under one organization.

Impact Wayne is a five-year fundraising effort to help coordinate economic development between the Goldsboro Committee of 100, Mount Olive Committee of 100, Wayne County Board of Commissioners and the county's Economic Development Commission.

As a group, the organizations are hoping to raise $3.25 million to help recruit and retain industries in Wayne County.

Mrs. Perdue will be the featured speaker during the Impact Wayne luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. She plans to discuss the county's economic development opportunities following the Base Realignment and Closure Commission's recommendation for a mission expansion for Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

Prior to the speech, committee members and commissioners will sign an official agreement to become the sole economic development authority for the area.