Butterfield to Promote Economic Development and Rural Health Access Next Week

Feb 17, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Next week, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) will make several stops to promote small businesses, job growth, healthcare access, and economic development in the region. 

On Monday, Butterfield will begin the week by co-hosting an event with the Women’s Business Center of North Carolina, Small Business and Technology Development Center, Minority and Women Business Enterprise, and Elizabeth City University to educate minority business owners on tax policies that could help grow their businesses.  Next, Butterfield will visit two small businesses in the district, Air Mania and West Fraser Sawmill.  The Congressman has been working with Air Mania to obtain job training grants for veterans and ex-offenders.

On Tuesday, he will meet with officials from the Duke University Health System to discuss improving healthcare access to low-income and rural communities.  While at Duke, Butterfield will also tour the new Duke Cancer Center. 

The Congressman will end the week by delivering brief remarks on federal job creation efforts at the State of Region hosted by North Carolina’s Northeast Commission.


WHAT: Butterfield to Promote Economic Development and Rural Health Access


Monday, February 20

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.:      NCIMED Small Business Tax Workshop

ECU Health Science Building

1001 East 5th Street

Greenville, NC


3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.:         Air Mania

878 Star Road

Greenville, NC 27834


Tuesday, February 21

1: 00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.:       Tour of new Duke Cancer Center

20 Duke Medicine Circle

Durham, NC 27710


Wednesday, February 22

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.:         West Fraser Sawmill

                                                4400 NC Highway 186 East

Seaboard, NC 27876


Friday, February 24

9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m.:        State of Region Northeast Commission

Bob Martin Center

2900 NC Highway 125

Williamston, NC 27892