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for North Carolina Vol. 54 Issue 4, Apr 1996
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Although the 1996 summer Olympics will occur in Atlanta, the event's impact is being felt across North Carolina, as a number of foreign teams use athletic facilities in Charlotte, the Triad, Raleigh, and Greenville for training.
Foreign trade zones are areas where goods can enter the country duty free. Manufacturers use them in making products that they then export, thus receiving substantial savings. Zones in the state are in Wilmington, Morehead City, Durham, and Charlotte.
Foreign investments in state businesses exceeded $500 million in 1995 and included outright purchases and facilities expansions. A list of the largest foreign-owned employers is included.
Exports from then state, including pulp and paper, chemicals, and electronics, increased twenty-two percent in 1995, compared to a twenty percent gain for the Southeast. The state ranks tenth in the nation in value of exports.