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29765
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In the Charlotte region of North Carolina, a new industry is growing, guided by existing businesses and multi-million dollar projects. Companies such as Duke Energy, Westinghouse Electric Group, and the Shaw Group, along with efforts such as the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the region is becoming the leader in the power industry and green energy.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 9, Sept 2008, p16-17, por, map
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29764
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In the westernmost part of North Carolina, entrepreneurship is growing strong. Thanks to the business climate, physical landscape, and congeniality of the people, the rate of entrepreneurial startups is the highest in the state. With the help of groups like AdvantageWest's Certified Entrepreneurial Community Program, local communities are able to attract small businesses to the region.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 9, Sept 2008, p12, 14, por, map
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29766
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Spirit AeroSystems has opened a manufacturing plant at the Global TransPark, and the world's largest independent supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components is being seen as a transformational entity for the eastern region of North Carolina.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 9, Sept 2008, p18-19, por, map
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29763
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Manufacturing in North Carolina is growing and creating new profits. Although there may be fewer jobs in manufacturing, the jobs that exist are high-tech, higher paying, and more interesting. Certain industries such as textiles have been hit hard in the state, North Carolina continues to fill the void with other manufacturing opportunities.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 9, Sept 2008, p6, 8
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29768
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The Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina is quickly becoming a titan of transportation. Due to strong infrastructure in the transportation, distribution, and logistics sectors, and hubs for companies like FedEx, more transportation manufacturing and industries are moving into the area.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 9, Sept 2008, p24-25, por, map
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29767
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Agricultural biotechnology is a perfect fit in northeastern North Carolina. Using the area's unique assets, research centers, agricultural companies, and universities are moving forward with innovative agricultural and horitcultural practices that are benefiting the economy and local communities.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 9, Sept 2008, p22-23, por, map
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29774
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Built in the 1880s to expedite shipping of minerals and timber, the railroads in western North Carolina now serve as tourist attractions. Tweetsie Railroad attracts visitors and employs more than 300 local residents, while the Great Smoky Mountain Railway runs more than 200,000 passengers on excursion runs every year.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 9, Sept 2008, p50-51, por
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29769
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The Research Triangle in North Carolina is composed of 13 counties and is the number one region in country for high-tech and biotechnology area in the country. More than 500 life-science companies from large pharmaceutical giants to small biotech startups make the Research Triangle their home.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 9, Sept 2008, p26-27, por, map
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29770
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The biggest economic development in southeastern North Carolina will also create and new industry for the area. The GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy plant in Castle Hayne, North Carolina will expand its operations to include laser technology in order to extract uranium.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 9, Sept 2008, p28, 30, por, map
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29771
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Although North Carolina is currently the least unionized state in the country, two bills--one from US Congress and one from the North Carolina General Assembly--may change that. With the move from dominance by agriculture to industrialization, and unions are looking to targets such as North Carolina to take root.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 9, Sept 2008, p32, 34, por
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29773
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From a group of unpaid musicians to a thriving orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony has consistently weathered the changing times. Although many symphonies across the country have faced trouble due to the unstable economy, the North Carolina symphony continues to bring a wide variety of music to the community.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 9, Sept 2008, p40-41, por
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29775
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With extensive national forests, a variety of elevations, and over 120 tree species, North Carolina is the place to be when summer turns to fall, and leaves change colors.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 9, Sept 2008, p52-53, por
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29772
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The North Carolina General Assembly passed several measures during this session. Bills dealt with changes to tax structure, transportation and general state business climate. Major bills are meant to stimulate business growth in the state, targeting tax credits for research and development.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 9, Sept 2008, p36-38