Business View Magazine | April 2019

121 she reports. “And what we’ve seen, which was somewhat unexpected, is that downtown has largely become a photo op. With that in mind, we’ve taken our efforts a step further. rwith a $25,000 Made on Main Street grant in 2018, we installed two new murals, as well as six crosswalk murals, and we hope to continue this effort. Additionally, our office, along with our non-profit, puts on about 40 events a year, bringing an estimated 90,000 people down- town annually. So, we’ve been on a roll, be- cause downtown is starting to become a focal point for tourists, and we are providing experi- ences, , our local citizens , alike. We’re seeing a lot of support and investment. And it’s causing us to say, ‘What else can we do?’ We’re poised for takeoff.” Speaking of takeoffs, one major event that takes place in Goldsboro is the “Wings Over Wayne Air Show” at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. It’s a bi-annual exhibition that at- tracted 230,000 spectators in 2017. This year’s show, set for April 27-28, will feature the Unit- ed States Air Force Thunderbirds, the third-old- est, formal flying aerobatic team in the world. Spectators are in store for a big show that includes a myriad of air performances, exciting ground demonstrations, and realistic enact- ments that are sure to amaze spectators both young and old. PREFERRED VENDOR n Wayne Business and Industry Center at Wayne Community College Wayne Community College has been an essen- tial organization in Wayne County since 1958. WCC produces capable, passionate, and qualified graduates in almost every industry. The Wayne Business and Industry Center offers several avenues for entrepreneurs and small businesses owners in the community including one-on-one counseling services, resources, and free seminars. |