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Eastern North Carolina Wakes Up

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Economic growth in Eastern North Carolina during the 1940s was credited largely to the war effort. Formerly an area of poverty, Eastern North Carolina profited from manufacturing and ship construction during the war era. The boost provided by war demands also led to developments in transportation and communication. Cities which experienced the most growth included Wilmington with over 100 contracts to build Liberty ships and Elizabeth City when it opened the largest Coast Guard air base in 1940.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 11 Issue 2, June 1943, p7, 20