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House defeats bill that could have lured Continental Tire to Brunswick Co.

By Gareth McGrath

The NC House defeated on Tuesday a bill that would have provided incentives to lure Continental Tire to Brunswick County, leaving the fate of the project up in the air.

Continental Tire wants to come to Brunswick County, and local officials certainly want the more than 1,000 jobs the company would bring to the economically-struggling northwest corner of the county.

But whether the German company – which was named for the first time on the N.C. House floor Tuesday, previously having gone by the moniker “Project Diamond” – sets up shop at the Mid-Atlantic Industrial Rail Park on US 74-76 near the Brunswick-Columbus county line remains tied up in Raleigh.


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