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Although science fiction twenty-five years ago, creating tissues and organs from human cells is a reality for Anthony Atala. Atala is now the W.H. Boyce professor and chairman of Winston Salem-based Wake Forest University's urology department and director of wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine where he continues clinical trials to generate functional bladders.
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29120
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North Carolina is quickly becoming the energy industry's leader. With new sources of energy, including renewables and gas, companies are also modernizing technology and partnering with educational institutions to train a better workforce.
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Clean food is Earth Fare's reason for being. The privately owned, Asheville-based chain began in 1975 and has rapidly grown ever since, now with 41 locations. But now Earth Fare's place in the competitive organic grocery business is being tested with the plans to merge Amazon with Whole Foods, one of the chains biggest competitors.
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White truffles can sell for around $600 per pound to top chefs at high-end restaurants. A Burlington, North Carolina-based biotechnology company has developed a way to grow white truffles in the state's loblolly pines. Here they grow in a quarter of the time.
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After lagging behind in the urban renewal trend, Greensboro, North Carolina is getting its tallest new building since 1990. The $24 million project will be a nine-story office building that overlooks the First National Bank Field, home of the Greensboro Grasshoppers minor-league baseball team.
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Charlotte-based Asana Partners real-estate firm has raised over $500 million to make their mark in retail property. But instead of big-box stores or suburban malls, the firm is buying properties in strong urban markets with less threat from online retailers.
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Powerboat sales have increased, with more boats, engines and trailers sold in North Carolina than all but five other states. With this rise in sales, marine owners and operators are investing more in upgrades and exansions.
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The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce is under new leadership with the first women to lead to the business-development group, Adrienne Cole.
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29126
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In Chris White's San Diego-based White Labs, Inc., he combines his two passions: chemistry and beer. White Labs is the largest yeast supplier for breweries across the United States and has opened a new location in Asheville, North Carolina. The location attracted White due to the brewers such as Sierra Nevada and New Belgium.
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29127
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Prabhavathi Fernandes spent over three decades developing drugs for bacterial infections. On the brink of developing a treatment for pnemonia, Fernandes' Chapel Hill-based Cempra, Inc. was halted by federal regulators. Although Fernandes abruptly left the company, Cempra seeks to rebound.
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The town of Mount Olive has been in the pickle industry for 91 years. Mt. Olive Pickle Co. is a market leader in the growing pickle industry and has refused to be absorbed into larger corporations or divisions. The company is also looking for more ways to expand overseas.
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The agrarian side of Nash and Edgecombe counties is being utilized to grow a manufacturing workforce in furniture manufacturing, food processing, textiles, railway distribution, and recreational opportunities.
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Business North Carolina (NoCar HF 5001 B8x), Vol. 37 Issue 8, August 2017, p89-90, 92, 94, 96, 98-102, por Periodical Website
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Although Winterville, North Carolina is seeing a substantial growth in suburban areas and businesses, it reconciles its college-town neighborhood vibe with rural roots through bar-b-que.
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Sites such as The History Museum of Burke County and Benjamin May-Lewis House offer information about North Carolina’s history. An experience of the state’s beautiful landscapes can be found in areas such as WRAL Azalea Gardens and Wiseman’s View. Entertainment and dining can be found at businesses such as Drexel Barber Shop and Chapel Hill’s Sup Dogs.
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Until 2017, one of the areas that had received comparatively little political attention in North Carolina’s state lawmakers is transportation. Under a Republican-controlled state government, ceasing the transfer of funds from the Highway Fund and Highway Trust Fund. This, along with a change in taxes and fees, promised to provide more funds for transportation-related projects. An accompanying chart illustrated the proposed transportation spending over the next four years.