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29783
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As North Carolina is home to a wide variety of banks from large to community, the finance industry runs deep in the state. Although financial times and unstable economies threaten many, North Carolina banks are looking to plan for a brighter future.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 67 Issue 2, Feb 2009, p8-10, 12-14, por
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10187
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Although North Carolina is known for textiles, furniture, and biotechnology, agriculture remains the state's number one industry, accounting for $68 billion annually. However, since 1990, over a million acres of forest and farms have been lost, mostly to development, and in 2005, over 1,000 farms were lost, the most in any state. To preserve what is left the state is working on projects to help make farming more profitable.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 6, June 2008, p20-22, 24, 26, il
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10264
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Harris discusses the boatbuilding industry in North Carolina. The large majority of the one hundred and thirteen boat builders in the state are small operations. There are twelve companies that employ over one hundred, and the largest, Hatteras Yachts in New Bern, employs over one thousand four hundred. Boats are distributed locally, nationally, and around the world.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 8, Aug 2008, p28-30,, il
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10261
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In this second annual relocation guide, NC Magazine examines what makes North Carolina a great state for business, including business climate, education, government cooperation, transportation and quality of life.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 8, Aug 2008, p9-20, il
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10265
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Jarrett Bay Marine Industrial Park began in Carteret County in the 1990s. Harris discusses its progress and development.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 8, Aug 2008, p32-34, il
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10436
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Harris discusses the NC 1:1 Initiative, which is funded by the North Carolina General Assembly. The pilot program puts a computer in the hands of every student at eight targeted North Carolina high schools.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 10, Oct 2008, p42-44, il
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10489
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Revenues from youth and amateur sporting events are great contributors to the state's economy. For example, sporting events of this type bring an annual economic impact of over $100 million in both Charlotte and Raleigh. College football weekends can bring in between $2 and $6 million, depending on the size of the school. Golfers spend about $4 billion dollars a year on their recreational sport.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 11, Nov 2008, p14-15, il
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10490
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“Come! Stay! Spend!” These three words are at the heart of the impact of sporting events on the state's economy. A list of the events that had the greatest total economic impact is included. Heading the list is the 2005 US Men's Open Golf Tournament at Pinehurst with an estimated impact of $124 million.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 11, Nov 2008, p16-18, il
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29649
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North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall is on a mission to fight counterfeiting. In September of 2007 there were more than 190 raids and $3.5 million in counterfeited goods collected by the Anti-Counterfeit Trademark Task Force. Counterfeited items in the state are also extending to common household goods and drugs. Marshall's fight against fakes has gotten her recognition from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for Distinguished Service.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 1, Jan 2008, p14-15, por
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29659
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The headquarters of major national banks are located across North Carolina. Given the state's historic support of financial services, key leadership, and the fuel for growth have led North Carolina to be the capital of banking.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 2, Feb 2008, p16-21, por
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29660
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Although North Carolina is the home of some of the nation's largest banking leaders, there is still room for community banks across the state. Community banks in small towns are still an important part of banking in North Carolina, making money and investments while catering to locals and local businesses.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 2, Feb 2008, p22-23, por
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29674
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North Carolina is home to almost 600 golf courses, all of which provide significant economic and environmental benefits for the state. From legendary resorts to private clubs, golf is a North Carolina state of mind from the mountains to the coast.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 3, Mar 2008, p23-24, 26-27, por
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29680
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North Carolina is now home to certified Audubon International golf courses. Over a dozen golf courses in the state are part of the organization's Signature and Cooperative Sanctuary program which requires course managers to adopt an environmental management plan, restricting use of fertilizers and clearing, and requiring water quality and conservation measures.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 3, Mar 2008, p28-30, por
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29763
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Manufacturing in North Carolina is growing and creating new profits. Although there may be fewer jobs in manufacturing, the jobs that exist are high-tech, higher paying, and more interesting. Certain industries such as textiles have been hit hard in the state, North Carolina continues to fill the void with other manufacturing opportunities.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 9, Sept 2008, p6, 8
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29771
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Although North Carolina is currently the least unionized state in the country, two bills--one from US Congress and one from the North Carolina General Assembly--may change that. With the move from dominance by agriculture to industrialization, and unions are looking to targets such as North Carolina to take root.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 9, Sept 2008, p32, 34, por