State officials have been tight-lipped about the mystery company behind the economic development project which could bring as many as 1,500 jobs to an area along the border between Columbus and Brunswick counties just west of Wilmington.
The project involves constructing a new facility that would make use of nearby rail and port connections and take up as much as 400 acres.
It would be a combination of distribution, logistics, manufacturing and assembly jobs, said Steve Yost, director of North Carolina’s Southeast, an economic development agency that serves the region.
One company that is definitely looking to build a new plant somewhere in the Southeast is Continental Tire.
The company first announced the project in May, and is continuing to scout sites.