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Catawba County has long relied on manufacturing industries for its economy. Today, the county has turned to technology for its primary economic development, including the increase in data center properties. The county is home to an Apple data center and one of the world’s largest fiber-optic cable manufacturers, CommScope Inc.
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Business North Carolina (NoCar HF 5001 B8x), Vol. 36 Issue 2, February 2016, p78, 80, 82-88, il, por, map Periodical Website
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With a rise in the usage of devices like drones, many of the state’s community colleges are offering more training courses and degrees for students desiring to work in aviation and aerospace. Lenoir Community College, for example, recently added an associate’s degree in unmanned aircraft systems and other schools in North Carolina are following suit.
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Business North Carolina (NoCar HF 5001 B8x), Vol. 36 Issue 2, February 2016, p30-32, 34, 36-41, il, por Periodical Website
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In 2004, Tom Shircliff and Rob Murchison co-founded the Charlotte-based Intelligent Buildings LLC. The company has developed strategies and set standards for energy efficiency, sustainability, and cyber security.
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Journalist Edward Martin describes the plans for North Carolina roads and public transit systems during the next decade. He emphasizes that many lawmakers are concerned a decade will not improve the heavy traffic problems if the government does not begin to look for funds outside of the taxpayers’ pocket.
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Journalist Edward Martin speculates about the future of North Carolina’s energy industry in the next decade. Based on current patterns, he predicts that natural gas may become a top energy source by 2026, that nuclear plants will grow, and that the role of renewable energy is still unknown.
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As more millennials enter the work force, their unique talents, life experience, and early exposure to technology will shape the workforce and workplace of the future. This article features the stories of seven young entrepreneurs in North Carolina and their visions for their particular businesses.
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24789
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In this North Carolina economic forecast round table, economy experts discuss their theories that the state’s economy will continue to grow and offer insights about what will fuel this growth.
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36274
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Medical advancements possible over the next decade included cryopreservation, controlling prosthetic limbs with the mind, and nanotechnology. Areas projected for improvement or further development over the next ten years included gene therapy, noninvasive technology, and cure of Dementia diseases. As for an area the author acknowledges is not clear, it involves medical ethics: when to cease providing procedures, especially where age is concerned.
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36273
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Economic and occupational growth in the Tarheel State, partly because of sectors such as banking and higher education, has fed what Hood called North Carolina Exceptionalism. What may be less obvious to those on both side of the political spectrum is the role that the Republican and Democrat parties have played in the growth of such sectors, whether for credit or blame.
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36278
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The justice system in North Carolina got its day in court through an examination of its inadequately funded courts. It’s a factor making North Carolina among the lowest ranking states for spending. As for where that low per capita spending’s impact can be most keenly felt, the author asserted it’s those seated at the counselor’s bench.
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On the downside to the takeover of AI in employment sectors: the elimination of jobs traditionally targeted for elimination, such as factory work; the elimination of highly paid positions such as software designing. Changes that may be a mixed blessing include a minimum guaranteed income provided by the government. However, what may be criticized now as a sign of a socialistic society may one day be regarded as the basis of economic survival.
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The silent killer for decades in the farming industry is nematodes. Possibly ridding plants of this microscopic roundworm by 2020 is the root knot nematode experiment. This research project, backed by the Gates Foundation, is being undertaken by AgBiome, a biochemical company in Durham.
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36277
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ECU professor Abbie Brown advocates the development of online education. His promotion took place through his responses to these areas: differences between online and F2F formats; factors involved in its development; the prospect of on-campus courses’ demise; the UNC system’s future in online education.