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NC-SoutheasternNorth Carolina Southeast (NCSE) is hosting a two day meeting of representatives of the private and public sector from 16 participating counties.  The meeting is being held at Cape Fear Vineyard & Winery in Elizabethtown.

The purpose of the meeting is for local Economic Development representatives to make presentations to the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EPCNC) that will assist the state agency in determining the best fit for industrial prospects that express an interest in locating in the state.

County representatives had 15 minutes to highlight their county.

EDPNC is focused on recruiting new businesses to the state, supporting the needs of existing businesses, connecting exporters with customers around the globe, helping small businesses owners get their start, and attracting tourists and visitors from all over the world.

North Carolina Southeast is a private-public partnership that markets the southeast region, nationally and globally to encourage new economic growth.  The agency represents 16 counties from Wayne to Columbus and New Hanover to Anson counties.  Over 1.4 million residents are served.  NCSE is funded by local governments and business partners.  It is governed by a 40 member board representing their partners.  Prior to 2014, the agency was funded by the state.

Steve Yost is President of NC Southeast.  Joe Melvin is the Director of Business Development.  The office is located on Broad Street in Elizabethtown.

The meeting concludes at noontime Thursday.