State Secretary of Commerce to Visit Emerald Isle for Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Transportation Impact will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, August 17, at 11:00 a.m. at the site of its new facility to be located at 8921 Crew Drive. State Secretary of Commerce, John E. Skvarla, III, is expected to attend and share his remarks along with county and local government officials as well as key stakeholders from local and regional economic development committees. Founders Keith Byrd and Travis Burt also will make an important announcement regarding the company.

Transportation Impact will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, August 17, at 11:00 a.m. at the site of its new facility to be located at 8921 Crew Drive. State Secretary of Commerce, John E. Skvarla, III, is expected to attend and share his remarks along with county and local government officials as well as key stakeholders from local and regional economic development committees. Founders Keith Byrd and Travis Burt also will make an important announcement regarding the company.

Transportation Impact has garnered local, state and national recognition for its aggressive growth and corporate responsibility. Founded in 2008, the company has grown from a small startup to one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. With nearly 40 employees, and an expanding portfolio of clients and services, the 13,000-square-foot, multi-use building will provide the company and its staff much-needed additional space.

“We have always been very proud to call Emerald Isle home,” Burt said. “Now, we hope that our new facility is something that Emerald Isle can be proud of. Our organization has spent a lot of time and effort, taking careful measures to ensure that our building will add to the beauty of our town, not get in the way of it.

“Local officials and staff have been great to work with and people have been really supportive. Now, we’re excited to finally get the project off the ground.”

Expected to be completed in 2016, the property will have space for company offices, two residential properties and a restaurant offering a panoramic view of the local landscape, ocean, Bogue Sound and the B. Cameron Langston Bridge.

“We are all very excited about the next phase for our company,” Byrd said. “We want to share that excitement with our friends and families in Emerald Isle, Carteret County and throughout North Carolina. We certainly want everyone to know that they are welcomed to attend the ceremony.”

About Transportation Impact

Transportation Impact, a 2013 and 2014 Inc. 500|5000 company, is parcel spend-management firm headquartered in Emerald Isle, N.C. Founded in 2008, the company offers parcel audit and carrier contract negotiation solutions to companies with a minimum net spend of $200,000 on FedEx and/or UPS parcel shipping services. For more information, visit www.transportationimpact.com.

The NCEast Alliance is a regional, public/private, not-for-profit, economic development corporation serving over two dozen counties with approximately 1.3 million residents within several small metropolitan and micropolitan areas in eastern North Carolina from the fringe of the Research Triangle to the Atlantic Coast. The Alliance provides community capacity building, marketing/lead generation, and assists companies with site location and expansion evaluations. For more information on the NCEast Alliance, visit us at www.nceast.org or visit one of our workforce development sites (www.ncworkready.org or www.stemeast.org)