"Our goal in this video was to engage anyone whose interest in our area might lead to an economic boost-a CEO, an entrepreneur, or a community-oriented individual or couple looking for a place to retire," said AEDC Director Wayne Harris. "We're hopeful that this breezy showcase of business and cultural assets, along with our beautiful harbor, will do the trick."
Showcasing Elizabeth City's Attributes
Highlighting the city's waterfront, downtown, recreational areas, aviation sites, colleges and healthcare facilities, the five-minute "Today in America" segment showcases Elizabeth City's attributes as both business and tourism destinations. Among those interviewed include former Mayor Steve Atkinson, who speaks of Elizabeth City's famous "Rose Buddies" welcoming crew for boaters; College of the Albemarle President Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer and Elizabeth City State University Professor Anthony Sharp, who address the area's educational opportunities; and Elizabeth City Regional Airport Manager Scott Hinton, who expands on the region's burgeoning aviation industry.
The Elizabeth City segment will begin airing Saturdays in November at 10:30 a.m. on WAZN-TV in Charlotte, N.C. In the months to follow, the segment will be featured on regional news networks in the following markets: Atlanta; Baltimore; Columbia, SC; Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville; Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem; Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York; Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News; Philadelphia; Raleigh-Durham; Richmond-Petersburg; Roanoke-Lynchburg; Savannah; Bristol, Va.-Johnson City and Kingsport, Tenn.; and Washington, DC.
"The 'Today in America' segment really captures the sense of history, arts and community that is so unique to Elizabeth City," said ECACVB Director Charlotte Underwood. "We hope that those who see the news feature will be enticed to visit us in the months ahead."
Additional information and future broadcast dates can be found on the "Today in America" website at www.todayinamericatv.com