Jacksonville Onslow Economic Development

December 2014 Newsletter

Sheila Pierce Appointed to EDPNC!!

Sheila Pierce

Executive Director of Jacksonville Onslow Economic Development, Sheila Pierce, has been appointed to the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.
If you missed it, you can read more here.

 Onslow School Superintendent invited to White House Conference 

Rick Stout is one of three North Carolina superintendents and more than 100 nationwide who were selected by the U.S. Department of Education to attend a White House conference on digital learning.
The conference is an extension of the Connected Initiative announced by the president in 2013 to connect 99 percent of students to high speed Internet within five years and empower teachers with technology for the classroom.
To read more on the White House Conference, click here.
Innovation Center (iCenter)

The North Carolina Innovation Center (iCenter), a working laboratory in Raleigh, N.C., where users can test new hardware and software before the state commits to purchasing them.


So far, the state has tested more than $6 million worth of technology for free, and the iCenter has saved the state about $1.4 million a year in storage costs and $7 million in renegotiated contracts, according to a news release a year after the opening (http://www.governor.state.nc.us/newsroom/press-releases/20141028/north-carolina-lead-national-innovation-community).


  Caring for Kids!





 AVID National Demonstration

  Three years ago Trexler Middle School was validated as one of 120 Advanced Via Individual Determination (AVID) National Demonstration schools by AVID Center because it exemplified a school-wide approach to AVID. An AVID Center Team Recently Visited Trexler Middle School and revalidated the school to retain status as an AVID National demonstration.
The AVID program helps underachieving students to improve their studies to prepare them for rigorous upper-level courses and for college.

For more information, go to Trexler Middle School - AVID


Christopher Chung, an economic development veteran who launched Missouri`s award-winning business development corporation, has been named CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC), effective Jan. 12. Interim CEO Richard Lindenmuth, who guided the North Carolina Partnership though its start up this fall, will continue to serve as a consultant for special projects.
For more information, please visit www.edpnc.com.
New JOED Member



Cheryl Bare is our new Jacksonville Onslow Economic Development assistant. Her family recently moved to the area at the end of September. Her background is in Human Resources, Procurement, and Office Management.


Welcome Aboard!!



 Community Profile

Click here to view current demographic, wage, and economic impact data. This information can always be found on our website - www.onslowedc.com



We hope you enjoyed your edition of the JOED Newsletter!
In This Issue
EDPNC Appointment
White House Conference
Innovation Center (iCenter)
Caring for Kids
AVID National Demonstration
New JOED Member
Community Profile
Our Board of Directors

Steve Wangerin 



 Ed Garris

 Vice Chairman


Cliff Ray



Budda Howard  

Past Chairman


Mike Alford  

Sandra Fountain 

Harry Brown

Susan Edwards

Joey Carter  

Elliott Potter

Millie Chalk

Tom Rollins

Jeff Clark

Billy Sewell

Gary Danford

John Stevenson

Bob Dickerson

Bob Warlick


Chairman Paul Buchanan, Onslow County


Brig. Gen. Robert Castellvi, MCB Camp Lejeune


Mayor Scott Chadwick, Town of Swansboro


Mayor Anita Dingler, Town of Holly Ridge


Mayor Zander Guy, Town of Surf City


Hunter Hadley, EDAC Representative


Jeff Hudson, Manager, Onslow County


Commissioner W.C. Jarman, ONWASA


Laurette Leagon, President, Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce


Ralph Leeds, Division of Workforce Solutions, NCDOC


Dr. Ron Lingle, President, Coastal Carolina Community College


Mayor Sammy Phillips, City of Jacksonville


Sheila Pierce, Executive Director, JOED


Dr. Ed Piper, CEO, Onslow Memorial Hospital


Scott Riggs, Chairman, Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce BOD


Col. Timonthy Salmon, MCAS New River


Mayor McKinley Smith, Town of Richlands


Pam Thomas,  Chair, Onslow Co. Board of Education


Mayor Dan Tuman, North Topsail Beach


Dr. Richard Woodruff, Manager, City of Jacksonville



Interested in the latest statistics for Onslow County?


How about the most recent economic impact reports of Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station?


JOED keeps you up to date with the latest information on statistics and economic impact through our

Community Profile


Contact Us:


1099 Gum Branch Road

Jacksonville, NC 28540

Phone: (910) 347-3141 




Sheila Pierce, Exec. Dir.


 Dan Oliver, Deputy Dir.


Cheryl Bare,