A boat-building company is considering a manufacturing site along North Carolina's Outer Banks and is looking for a lease on public land.
North Carolina's Council of State meets on Monday to consider leasing land at the Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park in Dare County where the company can launch boats it builds nearby. The new boat builder also is considering a Florida site.
The council draws together the state's elected executives from the governor to the agriculture commissioner.
The Wanchese industrial park is devoted to seafood processing and fishing, and is where sport fishing boats and trawlers are built and repaired.
The recession has hammered the boat-building industry, but some manufacturers last year moved closed operations in California and Florida to move into existing factories in North Carolina.