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for Business North Carolina Vol. 38 Issue 4, April 2018
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Several factors were attributed to business booming between North Carolina’s Southeast, an economic development partnership, and international firms from nations such as Australia, China, and South Africa. Among the factors were its waterways, such as Wilmington’s seaport; advantageous infrastructure, such as highway connectivity; military members that are also viewed as lucrative potential employees; comparatively lower costs, such as corporate tax rate.
A need for reducing the city’s crime rate inspired twelve former gang members to establish two business initiatives. The first, Tru Colors Brewing, requires employees to stay in their gangs for the purpose of being positive role models. The second initiative is a three week apprenticeship that includes life skills training. Proof of the program’s success can be seen in seven apprentices who have attained employment at Wilmington area construction companies.