Business leaders push Havelock, Cherry Point in trip to D.C.

Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 05:26 PM.

Duncan said she was told there simply wasn’t enough business to support a lift fan facility at FRC East to compliment one in Indiana, but that could change.

“We’re the next logical location,” she said.

Duncan said part of the trip involved the importance of the film industry in the state, with $376 million spent annually. The television show “Sleepy Hollow” recently filmed in Havelock and New Bern.

“It’s a market we’re fighting for, but I think we can win it because we have so many different landscapes in North Carolina,” she said.

Duncan said she carried concerns of local business owners about healthcare to legislators.

“There’s uncertainty, and that’s affecting businesses,” she said. “No matter what your political will is, it’s time to make a decision and move on.”

She said the Havelock contingent, which included Barb Whiteman, Brenda Wilson, Amanda Ohlensehlen and Maria Ness, was well received.

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