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House Bill 2 has created tension within the state of North Carolina, across the country, and internationally. The law overturned a Charlotte ordinance that allowed transgender people to visit the bathroom of their current status and set up a class of nondiscrimantion that does not include sexual orientation or gender identity throughout the state. Due to the nationwide backlash, the law has had a major impact on North Carolina’s economy.
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Don Beaver lobbied for the Charlotte Knights to return to the Queen City for over a decade. Despite some pushback, the Knights’ Uptown Charlotte stadium broke ground in 2012 and the first season in the new park was in 2015. The location of the new ballpark has made the Knights one of the most successful minor league franchises in the nation and the area around the park has developed economically.
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Valdese Weavers near Charlotte, North Carolina have been in the textile business for over a century. The employees still learn how to weave, a process that takes years to master.
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Western North Carolina continues to grow its economy and welcome new businesses like craft brewing.
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The now country-wide franchise, Wine and Design, got its start in Raleigh in 2010. Six years later, there are 66 locations from the East Coast to the west. The franchise—which offers an evening of wine drinking and painting for an affordable price—is a huge hit with women in particular.
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Largely due to the high level of military presence in North Carolina, small businesses in the state are developing technologies for the military. In 2015, North Carolina companies were awarded $2.7 billion worth of defense contracts, which will expand businesses, create jobs, and improve the state economy.
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As more people move to western North Carolina, they choose to live in Hendersonville instead of Asheville. Many of these people prefer the quiet but welcoming downtown in Hendersonville, as well as the many cultural experiences that are available in a more leisurely environment.
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Krispy Kreme is preparing to go private under the JAB Holding Company. JAB’s purchase of the company brings up questions of how sustainable the doughnut market is and how much Krispy Kreme is really worth.
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In 2013, Campbell University launched North Carolina’s first new medical school in over forty years. The program—which graduates its first class in May 2017—hopes to produce doctors who stay in the rural areas near the university, since rural areas are always in need of more doctors.
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A purported decline in overall paper use has not hurt business for Evergreen Packaging of Canton. The paper mill, established in the early 1900s, has a prominent place in the community, partly due to it being the county’s largest private employer. The business proves its keeping pace with the current ecologically conscious cultural climate through initiatives such as the coating on the material for its cup paperboard.
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Reported as among the top ten research universities in the United States, UNC Chapel Hill’s research endeavors has greatly impacted treatment measures for diseases such as cancer, postpartum depression, and diabetes. Such accomplishments possible through partnerships with corporations, as well as personalized treatments and targeted therapies.
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Built in 1899, the building once housing the Caffe Phoenix got a new lease on life, courtesy of developer magnates such as James Goodnight. Part of his vision for downtown Wilmington is it becoming the hub for tech startups and companies seeking office space in an urban area.
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Among UNC Asheville’s institutional strengths is fostering its undergraduates’ ability to produce quality primary research. For its students, research output experience and publication credentials enhances their graduate school prospects. Research endeavors having an impact off campus included building infrared lasers, studying cognitive games’ effects, and incorporating depictions of emotion in art.
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Among the crimes persistently challenging college campus safety is sexual assault. Researching efforts through corporations such as RTI International are producing data related to identifying factors and evaluating preventative measures. The collaborative effect of such data can hopefully help to reduced incidences of this common campus crime.