Bulldozers, board rooms and big-box retail additions signaled a busy year for business and economic recovery in Greenville and Pitt County during 2012.
Beginning in January, state and local economists began to post numbers indicating the economy was entering a year of slow recovery from the Great Recession of 2009. Local unemployment and housing figures, when adjusted for seasonal factors, began climbing from the double-digit downturn that lasted nearly three years.
Experts and economic development officials said the figures gave investors and employers confidence to pursue further growth.
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