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for Business North Carolina Vol. 9 Issue 4, April 1989
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Rocky Mount, once a slumbering tobacco and railroad town, has grown as a result of out-of-state manufacturing companies building plants in the area. The Hardees enterprise also helped the local economy after establishing its headquarters in Rocky Mount.
Cone Mills Minneola plant in Gibsonville shut down in 1988, causing about 500 people to lose their jobs. While textile mills have closed all over North Carolina, a new industry is on the rise: computers and electronics.
The tourism industry in North Carolina boomed in 1987, and the industry's impact is steadily increasing. Charlotte is just one community where hotels are providing jobs close to home and capitalizing on the tourism market.
The experience of Mickie Davis, a Burnsville citizen who works in the Outboard Marine Corporation factory exemplifies wider trends of changing industry in North Carolina, in which the textile industry is giving way to the transportation and communications industry.
Some industries are more influential than others. The growth of the automobile industry in North Carolina provides a useful example of how a single industry can impact overall growth and economic development in the state.
Japanese companies employ more than 6,500 people in North Carolina. Mitsubishi in Durham is just one example of the positive economic effects of a growing Japanese corporate culture in North Carolina.