BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The City of Northwest City Council has joined several other town leaders in adopting a resolution to request the US Office of Management and Budget revise its recent metropolitan area alignment by returning Brunswick County to Wilmington.
Brunswick County was moved in the Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area earlier this year, and several leaders are firing back against the change.
A county's MSA designation is important for economic development. Companies use it as a quick study on a county's infrastructure, cultural and workforce services.
The move by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget reflects 2010 Census figures showing much of the growth in southern Brunswick County nearer the South Carolina state line.