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9344
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North Carolina's ports are expanding to meet growing volume demands. According to the Ports Authority records, total tonnage at the state's two ports has increased by 53.1 percent since 2003. The state is investing over $265 million in a five-year plan to expand and upgrade the port facilities at Morehead City and Wilmington. In 2006, the state spent another $30 million to purchase land in Brunswick County for a third port--the North Carolina International Port. Harris discusses the renovations at the two existing ports and plans for the new international port which will take ten to twelve years to complete.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 65 Issue 7, July 2007, p16-19, il
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The future of air cargo in North Carolina is promising. It is the fastest-growing segment of the United States freight industry, growing at an annual rate of around 8 percent internationally and 6 percent nationally since 1980. Since air cargo begins and ends with the trucking industry, an increase in air means an increase on the ground. The industry has been increasing at the state's three major airports--Charlotte Douglas, Piedmont Triad in Greensboro, and Raleigh-Durham. Harris discusses the growth of this industry in North Carolina.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 65 Issue 7, July 2007, p20-25, il
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The rail and trucking industries are projected to grow significantly over the next decade in North Carolina. Statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation indicate that in 1998 trucks in the state hauled over 426 million tons of goods. By 2010, tonnage is projected to grow to 641 million tons, and by 2020, to over 800 million tons. Similar gains are projected for the railroad cargo industry. Harris discusses what this will mean for the state's infrastructure.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 65 Issue 7, July 2007, p12-15, il
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9404
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North Carolina has a region that can fit whatever need relocating businesses or people need, whether it is a strong education system, mild climate, central location, or a technological center. Harris discusses what each of the following state regions has to offer: Advantage West, Charlotte, Piedmont Triad, Research Triangle, Northeast, Southeast, and Eastern.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 65 Issue 8, Aug 2007, p12, 14-16, 18-33, il
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9490
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With Forbes magazine designating North Carolina as the best state for business and Site Selection magazine rating the state's business climate No. 1 for five of the last six years, North Carolina is a leader in growing established business and attracting new ones. Low tax rates, business incentives, and workforce training are important factors in selling North Carolina. Harris examines economic development in several of the state's regions.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 65 Issue 9, Sept 2007, p31-34, 36, 38, 40, il
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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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29642
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North Carolina has more than 1,500 Christmas tree growers, most in 12 mountain counties. And the state ranks number 1 in dollar value per tree, and this year a North Carolina grower will again provide the White House Christmas tree.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 65 Issue 12, Dec 2007, p38, 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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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