Uptown Greenville, NC


Pitt County Development Commission Releases 2009 IndustryFIRST Survey Results

Greenville, NC (August 3, 2009) - The Pitt County Development Commission (PCDC) recently released its bi-annual IndustryFIRST survey results. The survey, conducted earlier in the summer, received a 33% response rate from the Pitt County Industrial Community. The survey includes extensive information relating to concerns industrial citizens have about the current and future business climate in the County. Data from the survey shows that companies will be expanding from the bottom of a recession.
“Our office, in partnership with our economic allies, must help these companies create new business development strategies as they retain, rehire, and retrain their workforce” said Joseph Dawson, PCDC Existing Industry Coordinator.

Primary areas of interest include competition in a global environment [international trade], alternative energy and cost-effective energy solutions, using digital technology for business solutions [e-commerce], and communicating industrial concerns to policy makers [legislative affairs].”

According to Dawson, “The Development Commission will take concrete action in every area that we can. In some cases, other agencies must take the lead while we offer whatever support is appropriate. It is important to us to be as responsive to our existing industries as we are to those companies we are recruiting. We know you share the feeling, and we look forward to working together toward the goal.”

The survey results in its entirety is attached.

For any questions about the 2009 IndustryFIRST survey or the IndustryFIRST program, please contact the Pitt County Development Commission at (252) 758-1989.

About IndustryFIRST Program
The purpose of the IndustryFIRST program is to maintain close contact with industries already located in PittCounty, support them in their corporate endeavors, and encourage their continued growth in the community.

About Pitt County Development Commission
The Pitt County Development Commission recruits new industry and supports existing industry in Pitt County, NC. Its mission is to promote job growth, diversify the County’s economy, and expand the local tax base.