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for NC Magazine Vol. 50 Issue 2, February 1992
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Air cargo has become a booming business for North Carolina. An estimated 36000 tons of goods leaves Raleigh-Durham International Airport a year. But some say demand is outpacing capacity and are pushing for the Global TransPark to handle the estimated six-fold increase in air cargo traffic. Such a place would also need to have capacity for commercial development and manufacturing.
Each North Carolina county has its own development initiative, but in Triangle East, Wake, Nash, Wilson, and Edgecombe counties are coming together. This type of regional cooperation is thriving in economic development, which touts the region for its land, jobs, transportation, and quality life.
In the 40 years since Tom Smith set his eyes on high goals, he has risen to the presidency of one of the nation's fastest growing supermarket chains: Food Lion, Inc. Based in Salisbury, North Carolina, Smith manages the business in terms of minimizing extra steps, expenses, and waste.