WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper was in Wilmington Thursday for two separate engagements involving infrastructure and the film industry.
At 10 a.m., Gov. Cooper was at Corning Incorporated to speak about the importance of rural broadband at an event hosted by the United Steelworkers union.
Members of the United Steelworkers union (USW) and their allies gathered at Corning’s Optical Fiber facility as part of a nationwide call for infrastructure investment and to highlight the contributions to infrastructure USW members make.
Gov. Roy Cooper is one of multiple guests who addressed how comprehensive infrastructure investment drawing on American-made materials will provide widespread economic opportunity, strengthen domestic supply chains and spur job growth in communities across the country, including the Wilmington area. The event is part of the union’s We Supply America campaign, a nationwide call to action that includes a bus tour scheduled for stops at USW locals in six states.
After that, the governor headed to Screen Gems film studio to make a film economic development announcement.
Cooper then visited Haywood County in western N.C. to survey storm damage that resulted from Tropical Depression Fred.
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