It was all about the future of economic growth and jobs at one center in the east hosted Lt. Governor Walter Dalton.
The Northeast Region Jobs Commission held an information meeting in Williamston to talk about where eastern Carolina can expect growth.
Some experts feel there will be growth in the automotive industry, aerospace, and biotech life sciences.
Lt. Governor Dalton stressed the need for kids to stay in school and be ready to work. "There is a great vision for this area and with nc car, aerospace, bio fuels, there is great potential, but that potential is only as good as the workforce there to fill these jobs"
Other initiatives are a Highway 17 Heritage Corridor, where commission leaders say they want to encompass all counties east of I-95 to promote the birthplace of freedom and democracy.