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Bell reappointed to Eastern Region Development Commission

By From staff reports
Published in News on October 10, 2011 1:46 PM

John Bell, vice chairman of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners, has been reappointed to the state's Eastern Region Development Commission.

Commissioner Andy Anderson also serves on the commission that is the economic development agency for a 13-county region -- Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Edgecombe, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Nash, Onslow, Pamlico, Pitt, Wayne and Wilson.

It offers confidential site location assistance and information to companies considering the Eastern Region for a business location or expansion.

The reappointment was made by Gov. Beverly Perdue.

Members are appointed by either county commissioners, the speaker of the House or the president pro tem of the Senate. Only two members are appointed by the governor.

The region encompasses nearly 7,000 square miles, with a population of approximately 1 million and a work force of more than 470,000.