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for Business North Carolina Vol. 6 Issue 3, Mar 1986
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New York, Los Angles, and Chicago are the top three cities in television commercial production, with Miami, Dallas, Atlanta, and Nashville being the top Southern cities. Although Charlotte ranks slightly below the group, it has five formally structured, full-service production companies doing work inside the state and beyond. The city's reputation as a commercial maker is largely unknown to all but industry insiders, but that could easily change through the work of the city's five production companies.
American Express announced in April 1985 that it will open a regional credit card center near the airport in Greensboro. Completion of the center is scheduled for October 1986, but it is already taking hundreds of calls a week. At full capacity the center will employ 2,000 people. Business and civic leaders indicate that center's economic impact will spread far beyond the number of those employed.
Deregulation of the trucking industry is a boon to shippers. It has doubled the number of for-hire carriers engaged in interstate trucking from 16,000 to 32,000, and it has allowed shippers to cut over $25 billion over the past four years from annual freight costs. However, critics say the downside of deregulation is highway safety for both the truck drivers and the general public.