Brunswick County and Wilmington Business Development now have a formal agreement outlining opportunities for cooperation on the economic development front. The board of directors of The Southeastern Partnership, another regional economic development entity that is, like WBD, a public-private partnership, has approved requests by three counties to become part of their organization’s geography and marketing. Craven, Lenoir, and Moore Counties. The brings the number to 18 of counties marketed by the Southeastern Partnership – which is based in Elizabethtown. That’s in Bladen County.