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for Business North Carolina Vol. 29 Issue 8, Aug 2009
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At one time dredging by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the state's 300 miles of Intracoastal Waterway and the six inlets that access it was a year-round project. Now reduced funding allows nature to overtake the dredging and reduce commercial and recreational travel on the waterway.
Turning House Millworks, located in Landis, and its sister company, Turning House Furniture in Bassett, Virginia, convert long-abandoned non-historic mills and factories into building materials. In so doing, the company saves thousands and thousands of trees. The company recently introduced its furniture collection made from rare and extinct vintage wood rescued from the old buildings.
The state's top seventy-five public companies are ranked by their June, 2009, market value. Bank of America retained the top position, and Lowe's advanced from number three to the second spot. Duke Energy moved up from fifth to third.
Although farming contributes about $70 billion annually to the state's economy, farms continue to decline. Between 1982 and 2007, over 1.8 million acres of farmland were lost along with 20,000 farms.