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for Independent Weekly Vol. 2 Issue 13, July 6-19 1984
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North Carolina’s largest employer isn’t what you would think. Ninety-seven percent of private firms in the state employ fewer than 100 persons, making small business the largest employer over textiles, tobacco, and furniture. This article includes three profiles of North Carolina small business owners: Datasouth Computer Corporation located in Charlotte; Wellspring Grocery located in Durham; and Hieronymus Brother Seafood located in Wrightsville Beach
Research conducted by THE INDEPENDENT found that 5,738 condominiums have been built or authorized in the coastal towns – almost all within the past four years. The “condominium explosion” is no secret, but the environmental and social effects of this construction boom have been largely ignored.
As North Carolina recruits more and more out-of-state industries, residents have had to fight to save their homes and their land. Though state officials say such industry brings prosperity to everyone, many times poor communities bear the brunt of development without any of the benefits.