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This special NORTH CAROLINA magazine community profile supplement discusses Rockingham County, a county currently in a state of economic transition. Longtime employment mainstays, like textiles, furniture, and tobacco, have declined, but the manufacturing knowledge of the residents and the county's location near major commerce-ready highways attract diverse industries to bolster the economic downturn. New industries include distribution, transportation, plastics, automotive parts, and tourism.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 63 Issue 7, July 2005, p25, 27-28, 30-32, il
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Business travel, especially trips to association meetings and corporate meetings, has returned to its pre-2001 levels. Competition among convention, conference centers, and halls to make their facilities attractive to travelers is highly competitive. Across the state, planners of meetings pull out all the stops to make business meetings both successful and fun, from high tech connections to team building games, to golf, waterfalls, and spas.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 63 Issue 7, July 2005, p12, 14-15, 17-22, il
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Many of North Carolina's centers for association and business meetings feature spas. These spas are built with groups in mind -- huge facilities that can accommodate large numbers of conference participants. Wright describes some of the best-known ones, including the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa and the Rock Barn Golf Club and Spa in Conover.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 63 Issue 7, July 2005, p16, il
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The music of the Southern Appalachians, called old-time music, is a unique style of traditional playing that is based on the banjo and the fiddle, along with other stringed instruments, such as the guitar, dulcimer, and dobro. From spring to late fall, this style of music is performed all over the state at festivals and at other venues, such as restaurants. Wright lists a number of places where lovers of this music can hear it performed.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 63 Issue 7, July 2005, p43-44, il
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The lifeblood of the retailer is a sound and reliable transportation system. In North Carolina this means good roads. Both multinational companies and the local mom-and-pop businesses depend upon them. Employees and customers, supplies and completed products must all be able to move with dispatch from Point A to Point B. Towle discusses the importance of a good road system to North Carolina's economic health.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 63 Issue 7, July 2005, p36, 38, 40-42, il
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Charlotte's business community has an international flavor with foreign companies looking for new places to locate and Charlotte-based companies looking for new areas abroad. Currently 700 foreign companies have installations located in Charlotte. Of these, German companies total 165, the highest German investment area in the country.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 63 Issue 7, July 2005, p6, il
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David P. Rizzo, president and CEO of NC IDEA, is featured in NORTH CAROLINA magazine executive profile. Rizzo founded and sold Charlotte software company Osprey. He served as president and CEO of MCNC, the Micro-electronic Center of North Carolina. As head of NC IDEA, he oversees plans to seed fund early-stage technology companies in North Carolina.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 63 Issue 7, July 2005, p45-48, por