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30515
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Industry in North Carolina pays slightly higher taxes at the state level than most of states in the country. Industry pays income tax, franchise tax, gasoline and license tax of motor vehicle equipment, and sales tax. These higher taxes are due to the the State's coverage of 90% of the cost of public education and the cost of road construction and maintenance.
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30516
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Given that North Carolina is one of the few states in the nation to take on the funding of roads and schools, taxation is different than in other states. Industry is taxed slightly higher than in other states, while property taxes in North Carolina are lower. County taxes, municipal taxes, and special school taxes help local governments supplement state aid as well.
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30519
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North Carolina's labor force has been excelling in acquiring new skills and techniques to keep up with the rapidly growing and changing industrial and manufacturing climate of the state. Especially with the fields of electronics and electrical products, which there has been little experience in the state in the past, North Carolinians are quickly stepping up and learning the tricks and tools of the trade.
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30521
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With the rapid expansion of industry in North Carolina, emphasis has also been on the need for road modernization. The network of state-supported highways totals nearly 70,000 miles, the largest state-operated system in the country. Although initially suffering from being unable to keep up with the pace of growth in the state, the highway system is beginning to reach modern level.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 13 Issue 6, November 1955, p36, 38, 40, 107, por
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30522
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Named the 'First Temple of the Atom,' the nuclear reactor at North Carolina State College is the first college-owned reactor for atomic research in the United States. The reactor is being used to train in the field of nuclear engineering, provide research for graduate students and faculty in radiation experiments for biology, chemistry, physics, and medicine.
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30523
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Westinghouse Electrical has been centered in Newark, New Jersey since 1926, but with recent defense requirements, there has been a need to expand facilities. Westinghouse has chosen a location on the outskirts of Raleigh, North Carolina to produce watt-hour meters used to power homes and industries.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 13 Issue 6, November 1955, p46-47, 50, 53-54, 58, 105, por
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30520
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Emblematic of the state of North Carolina's electrical industries, Western Electric, which began in 1946, now has five plants in the state in Winston-Salem, Burlington, and Greensboro. With extensive facilities, Western Electric employs over 11,000 employees who produce parts for systems such as the Nike guided missile system.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 13 Issue 6, November 1955, p28-30, 32, 35, 106, por
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30518
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Almost every recreational activity possible is available across North Carolina. Sport fishing in lakes and oceans, state and national parks, outdoor dramas, spectator sports, and golf are all popular activities for both tourists and residents.
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30517
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Within just the past 16 years, North Carolina has experienced a rapid growth in the industrial field of electronics and electrical products. Millions of dollars have been invested electronic manufacturing, producing varied products ranging from radio tubes and electric blankets, to air conditioners and electric fans.
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30531
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Superior Cable Company now operates a self-sufficient operation in Hickory, North Carolina. The plant is also the first and only manufacturing plant outside the northeast to be devoted exclusively to the production of all-plastic insulated and sheathed communication cables.
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30529
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General Electric Company's decentralization program has brought four plants to North Carolina. Along with bringing diversification of industry to the state, General Electric Company's new plants are bringing large investments and space, and jobs making electric light wires, automatic blankets and heating pads, outdoor lighting, and transformers.
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30540
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North Carolina is known for its pioneering efforts in building railroads, seaports, and airlines. Between 1800 and 1837, North Carolina sponsored and owned the longest span of railroad in the world; this developed into the statewide system known today, with larger systems extending into other regions of the United States for both passenger and freight transport. Additionally, the state's ports are handling the ever-increasing import and export tonnage of industrial products along the eastern seaboard. Further, air transport in North Carolina is now fed by six lines, with large centers in several regions of the state.
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30535
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Three large privately-owned power companies, along with several smaller operations, provide North Carolina's industrial and civilian populations with electric power services. In anticipation of the growing power needs for the coming years, these companies are turning to alternative methods of providing power, such as hydro-electric mechanisms.
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30538
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Along with North Carolina's pioneering in the construction of a primary network of highways, the state is also the home to a mammoth business of motor truck transportation. Covering the eastern United States, motor carriers from North Carolina transport a variety of industrial goods through dozens of large trucking companies.
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30547
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In the northwest corner of North Carolina, new horizons are taking place in the rapidly expanding field of electronics. In the Blue Ridge country, a modern branch plant of the Sprague Electric Company, the world's largest manufacturer of capacitors, is setting a record for growth. The Ashe County plant will eventually employ 250 persons in the manufacture of dry electrolytic capacitors.
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