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9 results for Business North Carolina Vol. 37 Issue 5, May 2017
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28597
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Oak Island has a reputation as a low-key oceanfront hideaway. Tourism is its main industry and the Cape Fear Regional Jetport on mainland Brunswick County is the busiest general-aviation airport in the state. The county is one of the fastest growing in the state. The residents of the island want smart growth to maintain the lifestyle and culture that Oak Island and Brunswick County have worked to create.
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28598
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David Murphy and his team at Mother Murphy’s Laboratories pride themselves on innovation. The Greensboro-based company is part of the flavor industry and Murphy’s team of flavor chemists develop and adapt existing flavors to work in different environments or with new ingredients. The challenges in the industry are detailed and how Murphy's is working to meet them.
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28605
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Margaret Spelling is the new president of the University of North Carolina System. Spelling is facing a difficult job made more challenging by political divides and increasing tensions between fading rural communities and the fast-growing metro areas. Spelling is looking to bring a new perspective to the university system and is looking to evolve to meet the state’s rapid growth and increasingly diverse population. Spelling, her history, and the job ahead of her are detailed.
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28606
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North Carolina’s constitution gives state lawmakers authority over the University of North Carolina System, but its governing board has traditionally rejected politics. The board rejecting politics may longer be normal as ties between state lawmakers and the Board of Governors have strengthened. The recent actions of the Board of Governors and their political ties and influences are examined.
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28607
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Charlotte’s General Steel Drum has secured a profitable share of the U.S. container market. The company boasts a state-of-the art manufacturing process and is a small family company. The history of the company and how it competes against larger companies owned by conglomerates is described.
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28608
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Gaston County its businesses, its tourism, and its residents are profiled. The county has been recognized in the past for its manufacturing and is the tenth most populous in the state.
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36241
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Contemporary promotional efforts taken by the hospitality industry entail lodgings that are “a home away from home,” and where visitors feel like locals. For example, Aloft Asheville’s has fostered dogs on site for guests’ comfort. Charlotte’s Marriott Guest Center’s effort to instill convenience has a technological angle, with guests checking in through their mobile devices.
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36248
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Employment benefits offered by the profiled thirty four companies, ranged from small to large, included mentorships, child and pet friendly policies, free dental care, flexible work scheduling, tuition reimbursement up to $5,000, paid volunteer days, and all-expense paid trips for top performers. Profiled companies included Hill, Chesson, and Woody; N2 Publishing; Practicon; CCS Construction Staffing; Insperity; Williams Mullen; Alston and Bird LLP; and CPI Security.
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36242
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How successful the United States is at fulfilling immigrants’ employment opportunities is illustrated by factors such as average hourly wage, types of employment, and North Carolina counties with the highest and lowest employment rates.