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23937
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The mountain region of North Carolina faces poverty and rising unemployment rates as the state's industry-recruitment strategy changes.
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24254
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Spas like the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone are cropping up throughout the mountains of North Carolina. Resorts and hotels have begun adding spas to their businesses as well in order to attract a wider variety of tourists and to capitalize on the economic benefits of such institutions.
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23767
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Handicrafts in Western North Carolina are a 200 million dollar force in the region's economy. The author examines artists and how they contribute to the economy and tourism industry.
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WNC Magazine (NoCar F261 .W64), Vol. 3 Issue 3, May 2009, p54-61, il, por Periodical Website
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24199
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Amidst skyrocketing land values and a building boom, many fear that the tourism industry in the western highlands could suffer. Places like the Blue Ridge Parkway and Tweetsie Railroad have seen a decline in tourism the past couple of years.
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24198
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The author discusses the difficulty with balancing development and preservation in North Carolina's mountain counties, such as Jackson County, Swain County, and Henderson County.
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7830
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Western Carolina University's new Institute for the Economy and the Future (IEF) opened in September 2005. It is intended to be a “think and do tank” that will boost the region's economy in a number of ways. It will conduct research, policy analysis, polling surveys, and employment trend analysis, not only to promote regional economic development, for also for paying clients.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 64 Issue 5, May 2006, p28, il
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2292
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A lack of usable land to develop, high unemployment, and inadequate infrastructure often lead the state's coastal and mountain counties to depend highly on tourism for revenues, while at the same time seeking other ways to enlarge their economic base.
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5525
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The Regional Economic Strategy Project has enhanced Western North Carolina's economy by promoting leadership on key issues.
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Carolina Planning (NoCar HT 393 N8 C29x), Vol. 18 Issue 2, 1993, p9-16, il, por
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8474
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James discusses his friendship with Toliver, a mountaineer from Rosman. The two befriended each another while building roads during the Great Depression. Toliver even gives James the nickname “Big Blue” as a reference to James's Portuguese birth. The two have remained friends for over forty years, as James makes occasional visits to North Carolina's mountains. The author notes the economic change that both the state's mountain region and Toliver have experienced during that time. While James misses the old-time ways he experienced when he first came to the region, he realizes that progress has greatly improved the lives of Toliver and his family.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 51 Issue 2, July 1983, p7-8, il
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