Job Creation Hot Topic At State Of The Region

It's what's on the mind of many people in the east-- jobs. That was the hot topic for state officials and business leaders at the State of the Region meeting Thursday in Greenville. U.S. Senator Kay Hagan spoke at the gathering to say job creation is her top priority.

Our state has a huge military presence, but not as much defense contract jobs as Hagan would like, so she says she will work to create more. Several business leaders also spoke at the conference including Rick Davis of Spirit Aerosystems. The company opened in July in Kinston. He says right now they employ 180 people but are planning to expand soon to 250.

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  • by Waldo on Jan 18, 2011 at 02:17 PM
    No problem, with all the Tax Breaks the Wealthy got, and the pounding the Dems got on Nov. 2, the jobs will be just pouring in now per OSOC.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 17, 2011 at 07:19 AM
    There are many jobs overseas, what is the problem. Textiles, furniture, lots of good jobs in china, india, vietnam, oh they used to be here in nc. Duh.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 14, 2011 at 08:31 AM
    Kay...aahhh, did you know government is cutting back funding on the military? You might want to open your mind....well, what little you have....and the OLF thing..., well, that may not happen either.

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