BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (AP/WECT) – The Wilmington metropolitan area is getting smaller, at least as far as the federal government is concerned.
There are reports that Brunswick County has been moved into the Myrtle Beach, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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.
Congressman Mike McIntyre released the following statement on Brunswick County being removed from the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area:
“It makes no practical, economic, or common sense for Brunswick County to be pulled out of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and placed in the Myrtle Beach MSA. Our office is working with local officials and leaders to gather information so that we can appropriately respond to this unfortunate decision. We will do all that we can to reverse this decision.”