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Publisher Ben Kinney moderated a forum on international trade and how it impacts North Carolina. The state ranks tenth nationally for employment supported by foreign company investments with over 207,000 workers. North Carolina-based businesses manufacture billions of dollars of exports which translates into more business, more jobs, and more economic diversity for the state.
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Martin describes the nearly completed new casino complex owned by the Cherokee tribe in Western North Carolina. It will feature the largest hotel in the state with over 1,000 rooms, four restaurants, an increase in size of the gaming floor to 150,000 square feet, and a 3,000-seat live entertainment center. It will add 700 jobs to the already 1,700 people employed and have a great financial impact on the local economy.
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The Bank of Granite grew from one office in Granite Falls in the foothills of Western North Carolina with five employees and $1 million in assets in the 1950s to one with nineteen offices with over 250 employees and $1 billion in assets by the early 2000s. It was solid as a rock, but it failed. Martin discusses reasons for its collapse.
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BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA presents its yearly ranking of the largest North Carolina-based banks, thrifts and credit unions. Bank of America (Charlotte), BB&T (Winston-Salem), and First Citizens BancShares (Raleigh) ranked first, second, and third.
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