Les Garner, president of North Carolina Wesleyan College, is adopting an aggressive approach for developing Eastern North Carolina that includes facilitating the creation of alliances among educators, economists, entrepreneurs, businessmen, and government officials.
The Global TransPark, or GTP, is taking shape as determined, long-range planning and regional boosterism combine to promote the project and address concerns, such as the method ultimately used to obtain land.
According to Fred Gregg, senior manager for HIV community relations at Research Triangle Park-based Burroughs Wellcome Company, the HIV epidemic has increasingly caused pharmaceutical companies to consider the consumer, like the physician, as a customer.
The Southern Appalachian Mountain Initiative is a state-driven voluntary group created by eight southeastern states, including N.C. The organization seeks to foster a cooperative, non-regulatory approach to development and environmental protection.
By 1995, health maintenance organizations (HMOs) are projected to account for 75% of the health care market. In response to this trend, pharmaceutical firms are adjusting their business and marketing practices.
Citing a recent report that shows N.C. women to be at greater risk of health problems compared to the national average, Summers calls for greater access to health care, better lifestyle choices, and preventive as well as curative care.