Positive Economic Signs In Beaufort County

At the Beaufort County Industrial Park, work is underway on a company that will employ more than a hundred people. Five companies are interested in a nearby empty building, according to Tommy Thompson of the Economic Development Commission. One of those companies is a Fortune 500 company that would invest 100 million dollars if it located here. Several other ventures may help make that happen, including a 150 million dollar ethanol plant in Aurora and two land projects. Also on the drawing board are luxury townhouses on the waterfront and downtown.