A renewed focus on road infrastructure and the possibility of partnering with local agencies to develop a $2.5 million medical research park in Greenville were touted on Tuesday as the keys to accomplishing the city’s main economic goals of tax-base expansion and job creation.
The points of interest were among the major highlights of a 90-minute brainstorming session led by Mayor Allen Thomas’ Economic Development Advisory Council on how to spark a “lightning rod” of activity in the city that will attract new investment and industry to Greenville.
More than 10 organizations were represented in the roundtable discussion, asking the city to provide “direction and money,” two areas the City Council made some headway this week in attempting to grow Greenville into the economic and medical hub of eastern North Carolina.
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