When lawmakers return to Raleigh for the state legislature’s short session in April, Tyler Newman will be there.
He’s the new president and CEO of Business Alliance for a Sound Economy (BASE), an advocacy organization founded in 2003 to encourage investment in the region. His presence when the N.C. General Assembly convenes April 25 and throughout the session will help accomplish BASE’s goals, said Brian Eckel, the 2016 chairman of BASE’s board of directors.
“We have a regional coverage area which focuses on Brunswick, Pender, New Hanover and Onslow Counties. Almost all of those are in the process of updating their long term land use plans or transportation plans or economic development strategies. We are tracking regional, state, coastal and federal issues. When the legislature goes in session in April, Tyler Newman will be there, because it is critically important to our region of the state,” said Eckel, in an email. “The important thing is to be proactively engaged in all of these arenas, working strategically on the front end of issues critical to the future of Southeastern North Carolina.”
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