At a time we need to be doing everything we can to save and grow jobs in our County, Harper Peterson is attacking the Wilmington Harbor Navigation Improvement Project.
At a time we need to be doing everything we can to save and grow jobs in our County, Harper Peterson is attacking the Wilmington Harbor Navigation Improvement Project. Our economy needs HELP, not HARPER.
Michael Lee stands with State Senators Rabon, Davis and McInnis in supporting the Wilmington Harbor Navigation Improvement Project. Our NC Ports support our County, our region and our State, fueling economic growth and over 87,000 jobs, many of which are located locally. The Wilmington Harbor Navigation Improvement Project is an absolute necessity for New Hanover County, allowing the Port of Wilmington to remain competitive and grow our local economy, for the benefit of every family.
We need a Senator with common sense who always works for the common good. We need Michael Lee in the NC Senate.
See Senator Rabon's Press Release below:
PRESS RELEASE North Carolina General Assembly Senator Bill Rabon October 23, 2020 Wilmington Port Expansion Will Be a Boon For the Region, Needs to Move 'Full Steam Ahead' Raleigh, N.C. – Today, Sen. Bill Rabon (R-Brunswick) along with Sens. Jim Davis (R-Macon) and Tom McInnis (R-Richmond), renewed their support for the North Carolina State Ports’ Wilmington Harbor Navigation Improvement Project. Sens. Davis and McInnis are chairmen of the Senate Committee on Transportation, and Sen. Rabon represents a portion of New Hanover County. In a letter to the N.C. Ports Authority, they expressed concern about Sen. Harper Peterson's (D-New Hanover) letter to politicians in Washington, D.C. attempting to delay the project. Sen. Peterson's May letter essentially invites Congress with open arms to increase the regulatory burden for the project at a time when North Carolina should be focusing on supporting projects that will help rebuild the economy. “The Wilmington Harbor Navigation Improvement Project will be a boon to New Hanover County and our coast. It would put us on par with other Southeastern ports and cement North Carolina’s status as a business-friendly state,” Sen. Rabon said. “It’s unfortunate that others would try to delay this vital project and implement additional bureaucratic red tape. This project needs to continue full steam ahead so North Carolina can be a top competitor for coastal business.” While in its early stages of development, the project is expected to be completed by 2027 and will allow for the expansion of Wilmington’s port to accommodate larger vessels.