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8 results for Business North Carolina Vol. 36 Issue 3, March 2016
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Asheboro was always a small Southern mill town and once the textile and furniture plants relocated, downtown businesses struggled to survive. But as the city revitalization project began with Bicentennial Park and the liberation of liquor laws, new businesses are quickly populating once empty storefronts.
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25527
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Reforming how the state insures the health of its residents can save money and limit budget gaps, Gov. Pat McCrory and lawmakers say. But is North Carolina’s Medicaid program really in need of reform?
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36283
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How businesses in North Carolina made the top one hundred list of best employers were offering benefits beyond paid vacations. As for these companies’ productivity, play didn’t generate a dearth of work. Survey results asserted a ninety-two percent engagement rate for these companies’ employees. Businesses such as nCino, Visionpoint Marketing, and N2 Publishing boasted perks such as free food, paid time off to volunteer, employees creating their own schedules, dogs allowed at work, and elder care assistance for employees.
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36279
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Income inequality in North Carolina is illustrated through the map revealing where the one hundred counties fall, annual income wise. Only in four counties—Mecklenburg, Durham, Orange, and Wake—can individuals can earn ten percent over state average, pegged at $45,000. The author cited opportunity as a substantial factor. However, this inequality could narrow, with the annual salary increase in forty-seven counties revealing this promise.
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36282
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Perks such as a plethora of parks and recreation sites, hotels and golf courses, mountain villages and museums equaled a substantial contribution to the tourist industry. Among the sites North Carolina offered for travel and recreation were Fort Fisher, Whirligig Park, Levine Museum, Highlands, and Old Edwards Inn.
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36284
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Community colleges, traditionally considered a second rate form of higher education, is increasingly making a first grade contribution to the state’s economy and work force. North Carolina’s fifty-eight community colleges are proving themselves an asset for fields such as biotechnology, welding, law enforcement, aviation, and manufacturing.
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36281
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An industry was given an opportunity to recoup a job loss of 90,000 in the redevelopment of North Carolina’s railroad system. Created in 1849 and spanning 317 miles, the development promises to spur growth for two major industries, railroads and manufacturing.
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36280
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Competing with online shopping’s conveniences and Amazon’s allure was the addition of playgrounds in malls. The benefits discussed: a better shopping experience for adults; a place for children to play, learn, and expend energy while parents shop.