It appears that as the nation goes, so goes our economy here in Eastern Carolina.
Officials with the Eastern Region presented the state of our economy Monday in Lenoir County. Numbers show that the economy in the east mirrored much of the nations economic downturn.
Officials hope strengthening the state community college system will be a catalyst to jump start our economy, but expect the downturn to continue until late in the year. This means an addition to more than 400 thousand people out of work.
Leaders say it's also important for them to focus on transportation. That along with education provide a foundation for growth in the region.