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23898
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With the decline and sale of North Carolina's independent community hospitals, the proceeds often form foundations that support local nonprofits. These nonprofits typically provide services for people in need and long-term benefits for their communities.
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27338
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The Charlotte region is experiencing significant economic growth. Avalanche Consulting Inc. credits the region’s competitive business location, entrepreneurship and innovation, and Charlotte’s workforce. The consulting firm determined Charlotte’s strengths as manufacturing, financial services, logistics and distribution, health, and information technology. These along with a growing trade relationship with China and the excellence of the region’s educational system are making Charlotte an attractive destination for business development and travel.
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27687
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Duke Energy has adjusted to the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan to reduce the emission of Carbon-dioxide from coal-fired electric generation plants. The company has found other ways to create energy for its customers, including using solar power, building natural-gas plants, and using nuclear energy.
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27689
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Nuclear energy has proven to be a safe, clean, and reliable alternative form of energy. Nuclear plants in North Carolina have been successful, but there is still some resistance to using nuclear power.
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27690
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Colleges and universities in North Carolina are now using high-tech classrooms and partnerships with major industries to help educate the next generation of energy workers.
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28477
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Economic developers must work together when developing and recruiting companies to industrial sites. Industrial megasites offer tenants utilities, transportation, and nearby community colleges and universities whose graduates possess in-demand skills. Details of how various North Carolina counties are preparing megasites to attract industry and how the states resources make it well-positioned to do so are detailed.
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28597
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Oak Island has a reputation as a low-key oceanfront hideaway. Tourism is its main industry and the Cape Fear Regional Jetport on mainland Brunswick County is the busiest general-aviation airport in the state. The county is one of the fastest growing in the state. The residents of the island want smart growth to maintain the lifestyle and culture that Oak Island and Brunswick County have worked to create.
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28608
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Gaston County its businesses, its tourism, and its residents are profiled. The county has been recognized in the past for its manufacturing and is the tenth most populous in the state.
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28741
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Health care providers across the state are adding technology, treatment centers, and outreach programs to slow heart disease. Heart disease is the second-leading cause of death in North Carolina behind cancer. The various tools, innovations, and work being done to combat the disease across the state in places like Nash County, Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Lumberton, and elsewhere are described.
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29129
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The agrarian side of Nash and Edgecombe counties is being utilized to grow a manufacturing workforce in furniture manufacturing, food processing, textiles, railway distribution, and recreational opportunities.
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Business North Carolina (NoCar HF 5001 B8x), Vol. 37 Issue 8, August 2017, p89-90, 92, 94, 96, 98-102, por Periodical Website
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36251
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Part of winning the ongoing battle with cancer included factors that many patients not of limited means may take for granted: transportation and cost of insurance and treatments. Attesting to the necessity of affordable health care included descriptions of cutting-edge procedures and benefits of the modern multi-faceted, collaborative approach to treatments.
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36265
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With an increase in elderly populations, facilities such as CCRCs, home health agencies, assisted living centers, and nursing homes are all the more a must. Illustrating the need and benefits of these services are statistics related to elderly populations, changes in socio-cultural values related to the heightened need, and profiles for facilities such as River Landing in Wallace.
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38214
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North Carolina’s take off into the aerospace manufacturing industry had soared to the top ten in the United States by 2017. Factors attributed to its rank at number four in the nation and success of airports like Charlotte-Monroe Executive were a low corporate tax rate and electricity rates, along with an extensive rail network.
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38219
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Several factors were attributed to business booming between North Carolina’s Southeast, an economic development partnership, and international firms from nations such as Australia, China, and South Africa. Among the factors were its waterways, such as Wilmington’s seaport; advantageous infrastructure, such as highway connectivity; military members that are also viewed as lucrative potential employees; comparatively lower costs, such as corporate tax rate.
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Business North Carolina (NoCar HF 5001 B8x), Vol. 38 Issue 4, April 2018 , p83-84, 86, 88, 90-93 Periodical Website
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38217
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A combination of work and pleasure has long been offered by businesses to improve company productivity. What is newer is resorts creating the synthesis of work and pleasure now labeled as bleisure. The new version of an established business practice can be defined as employees experiencing the city’s local flavor through resorts amenities and services, in addition to engaging in team building initiatives.
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Business North Carolina (NoCar HF 5001 B8x), Vol. 38 Issue 3, March 2018, p78, 81-82, 84, 86, 88 Periodical Website