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for North Carolina Vol. 54 Issue 8, Aug 1996
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When John Cram came to Asheville in 1972 to open a craft shop, he was told he wouldn't succeed. Today, he owns craft and art galleries, including New Morning Gallery and Blue Spiral I, that gross over $2.5 million a year.
Companies and economic developers in the Piedmont Triad Metropolitan Area are diversifying their economy through international trade. In so doing, the area has become the state's most important export center and ranks 37th nationwide.
The state, which was first in the nation in 1992 in attracting new businesses, was replaced by Ohio from 1993 to 1995, and faces increased recruiting competition as other states become more aggressive in using business incentives.
Calling on small-town doctors as a sales representative was the start of Robert Ingram's career in the pharmaceutical industry. Today he is president and CEO of Glaxo Wellcome's U.S. operations.
Sea-Land Services, Inc., the inventor of container shipping, is the country's largest ocean cargo carrier. The company's relocation to Charlotte in 1995 has meant employment for 1,500 and a payroll of $34 million.
Factors that include good location, quality of schools, and recruiting have combined to make the state first in the nation from 1989 to 1995 in the numbers of new and expanded pharmaceutical facilities and first in Southern biotechnology firm locations.