A group from Columbus County toured the Gig East innovation hub in Wilson Oct. 30 to gain insights into creating an entrepreneurial center. Columbus County has received a $500,000 Golden Leaf grant to renovate a building here for an entrepreneurial center. Pictured from left are Columbus County EDC Director Gary Lanier, Whiteville Mayor Terry Mann, Whiteville Economic Development Planner Sean Martin, SCC board member Henry Edmund, Columbus Jobs Foundation Entrepreneurial Center committee chair Jonathan Medford, SCC President Chris English, Columbus Jobs Foundation Chair Les High, SCC Vice President of Student Services Sylvia Cox, Vice President of Education and Training Michael Ayers, Entrepreneurial Committee member Brenda Troy, and Columbus Chamber and Tourism President Jennifer Holcomb.
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