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BASE Shares in 2017 Best Governmental Affairs Initiative Award

In October, our partners at the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association (WCFHBA) were awarded a STARS Awards from the North Carolina Home Builders Association. The STARS Awards program honors the achievements of those who make major contributions to the residential home building industry. Winners were announced at a ceremony held on October, 12th at the Charlotte

From Greater Wilmington Business Journal: “Business Alliance Works To Broaden Its Reach”

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

Court blocks Obama’s water rule nationwide

By Timothy Cama A federal court ruled Friday that President Obama’s regulation to protect small waterways from pollution cannot be enforced nationwide. In a 2-1 ruling, the Cincinnati-based Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit delivered a stinging defeat to Obama’s most ambitious effort to keep streams and wetlands clean, saying it looks likely that

Wilmington Chamber of Commerce partners with BASE for government affairs

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce has entered into a partnership with the Business Alliance for a Sound Economy (BASE) for government affairs services, BASE announced today. “Streamlining regional efforts was a key objective in the Garner Report and we are pleased to be coordinating advocacy with BASE,” said Wilmington Chamber President &

REMINDER: Waters of the U.S. Seminar October 5, 2015

Please join us from 9:00-11:00 am to hear from Craig Bromby and David Syster.   BASE and the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce are proud to co-present “Waters of the U.S.: How will this rule impact you?”  The rules went into effect August 28, 2015.  Come hear firsthand from environmental and legal experts on the various

2015 General Assembly Update

HB 44 Local Government Regulatory Reform 2015 contains several very important provisions to our industry. Contains a provision inserted by BASE that would not allow for local governments to insert a definition of dwelling unit, bedroom, or sleeping unit that is more expansive than any definition of the same. Meaning that the state Building Code

2015-2016 Budget Approved and Signed by the Governor

The House and Senate approved a $21.735 billion budget agreement.  There are many aspects to the budget but from Coastal standpoint there has been monies set aside for dredging our shallow draft and deep draft inlets.  There is also a provision to allow up to 6 terminal groins that could be approved within the State.  The

Minimum Design Criteria Workgroup

Over the past year BASE has been a part of the Minimum Design Criteria (MDC) subcommittee created from session law last year sponsored by Rep. Chris Millis.  The committee was tasked to come up with language to allow fast-track permitting for stormwater that encompass siting, site preparation, design, construction, and maintenance of stormwater best management

Leland Text Amendments

Last month Leland Town Officials took up three text amendments. The first amendment council adopted TXT 15-8548 Building Height Amendments to Sec 30-182 & Sec 30-313 raises the maximum building height from 35 to 40 feet in all of the zoning districts listed in Chapter 30 with the exception of the Conservation District.  BASE supported

New NC Department of Transportation Secretary

  Nick Tennyson was named as Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation in August 2015. He is the former two term mayor of Durham from 1997-2001.  The newly named Secretary also served as Executive Officer of the HBA of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties for almost 20 years from 1995-2013.  Most recently, Tennyson as