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Rufus

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Wilmington which I get to once a year is booming so it will be good to have someone on the ground there.  And there is a lot more business than tourism there the port, PPD, the fintech, manufacturing etc.   Downtown is booming too with RiverPlace and new apartments.  It is like a Charleston 10 years ago.  So once you get there flood the site with photos too. 

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22 minutes ago, kermit said:

The three racist WPD officers are now trending nationally. Not a good look.

Race relations have always been Wilmington’s Achilles heel.

Going back to its founding....

It's so interesting to know that before 1898 Wilmington was a Black majority city, and even had a prosperous freed-slave population before the massive 1898 Massacre

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18 hours ago, Rufus said:

Going back to its founding....

It's so interesting to know that before 1898 Wilmington was a Black majority city, and even had a prosperous freed-slave population before the massive 1898 Massacre

Actually it was the first and only time in the USA in which an elected government was violently overthrown.

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These are excellent jobs for Wilmington.  NCino the fintech company based here is planning another 90,000 sq ft building in Mayfaire and adding 600 plus parking spaces in a deck indicating they are adding 100s of people in Wilmington in the future.  They employ 700 here now.    Average salary $100K 

HQ expansion at nCino allows for 600 new employees | WilmingtonBiz

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New legal tech company from Brooklyn opening up office in downtown Wilmington with 50 employees.  

http://www.wilmingtonbiz.com/technology/2021/07/20/litify_looks_to_downtown_wilmington_for_new_office/22103

Legal Solution Software for Law Firms | Litify

""Litify, founded in 2016, operates a platform built on Salesforce.com aimed at law firms, in-house legal departments, government agencies and nonprofits to help manage and streamline their tasks, intakes, documents and client communications.""

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Was in Wilmington about 48 hours and ran into 2 different tv and movie productions going on downtown.   Fox's People Like Us new series was filming downtown and a Hallmark Channel movie called Christmas in Harmony filmed a scene on Market St near the Kilwins notice the Christmas decor and fake snow.  

www.filmnc.com

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On 9/15/2021 at 3:10 PM, rancenc said:

Could development come to the west side of the Cape Fear River?  Let's see what happens!!!

https://www.starnewsonline.com/story/news/2021/09/15/new-wilmington-development-proposed-western-bank-cape-fear-river-downtown/8319144002/

WECT (local NBC affiliate) is reporting that this would be a $700 MILLION dollar project.  This would definitely overwhelm downtown Wilmington, but I don't think it's too far out of line for the other side of the river.  Will definitely be an interesting proposal to follow, should know a bit more after info from the community meeting next week is released.

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Yes those are great jobs any bigger city would have loved to have too.

Filming continues to boom in Wilmington.  I was there fro 3 days and 2 productions filming downtown a Hallmark Christmas movie and Fox's "People Like Us" series 

Unusual setup at The Pointe caught your eye? It’s a film set for Netflix | Port City Daily

 

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