To the editor:
North Carolina is at a critical point. We must decide if our state will remain competitive in the retention of existing industries and recruitment of new industries and therefore, job creation.
We must decide whether to develop a deepwater port that will provide cost competitive advantages that neighboring competitor states are currently developing.
Significant cost savings on ocean shipping are being achieved through larger container ships. Ships, due to their keel depth, cannot call on the Port of Wilmington.