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Eugene Woods is the new CEO of Carolinas Health Care System. Woods is ready to expand North Carolina’s largest hospital system amid concerns that it packs too much power. Among the greatest challenges are government mandates and pressure to treat sick people collaboratively while limiting time spent in hospitals.
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Business North Carolina (NoCar HF 5001 B8x), Vol. 37 Issue 3, March 2017, p66-71, il, por, map Periodical Website
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In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Reynolds American Inc. agreed to be sold to British American Tobacco PLC for $49 billion. Under Susan Cameron, former CEO and current executive chairman of Reynolds, the company transformed tobacco and became a leader in products that are reduced risk.
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The Crossnore School and The Children’s Home are two organizations that have joined forces to help western North Carolina children who are disadvantaged or in foster care. Together they have expanded their therapeutic and residential services to include outpatient therapy and day-treatment programs.
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The North Carolina Motor Speedway, known as The Rock, was once a popular circuit for stock-car racing in Rockingham. As stock-car memories fade, Ashley-Michelle Thublin and other young professionals are working to revitalize Rockingham and make its downtown more appealing.
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Controversy continues over wind power farms offshore North Carolina’s Outer Banks. While wind development would generate renewable energy, jobs and income, there are issues regarding politics, aesthetics, air navigation routes, and military training.
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Bob Crumley, an Asheboro lawyer and president of Founder’s Hemp, and Bruce Perlowin, an ex-con and Las Vegas-based Hemp Inc. CEO, expect hemp to be a billion dollar industry in North Carolina. Part of their mission is to educate people on the use of hemp in thousands of products including clothing, paper, textiles and food.
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Proving the persistent presence of the manufacturing industry in the state’s economic development are eight experts. Questions related to manufacturing covered these topics: its current state, how it has changed, how it recruits and develops workers, what can help sustain it, how can federal initiatives help it, and how it will change over the next two decades. Their responses collectively indicate the important role community colleges play in its development, changes in business ethics, and need for ongoing technological advancements.
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Attesting to the potential and positive impact of North Carolina’s 58 community colleges were profiles of Asheville-Buncombe, Edgecombe, Fayetteville Technical, Guilford Technical, Lenoir, Pitt Community, and Vance-Granville. Asserting to their potential and positive impact in North Carolina were statistics for: average median wage, number of companies receiving customized job training, and numbers of military members who will advance their education, post service.
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Reducing recidivism for ex-offenders were programs such as the NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES). Through this program, they earn a Lean Manufacturing Certificate. Attesting to the success of this program were statistics related to job growth and economic impact. Asserting its necessity were statistics related to the likelihood of recidivism in the absence of employment.
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Stills, once perhaps a stigma, could now be a source of pride for the descendants of moonshiners. This was possible through the introduction of a modern day version: distilleries. Advantages this industry offered included its contribution to local job and economic growth, as well as the common usage of locally produced grain, fruit, and vegetables for its products.
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Discussed was the increasing role that farmers have been playing in the development of renewable energy industries such as solar and wind. Examples profiled were a solar farm owned by Charlotte based Birdseye Renewable Energy LLC, located on a three hundred acre farm in Robeson County. Noted also was Duke’s Dogwood solar farm in Halifax County.