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40617
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Profiles of products like timber and pork, along with statistics showing its international trade potential, help explain North Carolina’s number eleven ranking among exporting states in the US.
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28597
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Oak Island has a reputation as a low-key oceanfront hideaway. Tourism is its main industry and the Cape Fear Regional Jetport on mainland Brunswick County is the busiest general-aviation airport in the state. The county is one of the fastest growing in the state. The residents of the island want smart growth to maintain the lifestyle and culture that Oak Island and Brunswick County have worked to create.
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39783
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The author underscored the delicate balancing act: on one side, protection of wildlife and environment of coastal counties like Carteret; on the other, prosperity of the region's tourism industry and its hotspots like the Shackleford Banks.
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39763
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Pitt County’s future progress largely rests upon contributions from its county seat. Business ventures that may yield economic growth and development include the 10th Street Connector, East Carolina University’s four research campus sites, a burgeoning biomanufacturing industry, and the merger of Vidant and ECU Physicians into VECU.
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36265
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With an increase in elderly populations, facilities such as CCRCs, home health agencies, assisted living centers, and nursing homes are all the more a must. Illustrating the need and benefits of these services are statistics related to elderly populations, changes in socio-cultural values related to the heightened need, and profiles for facilities such as River Landing in Wallace.
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27687
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Duke Energy has adjusted to the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan to reduce the emission of Carbon-dioxide from coal-fired electric generation plants. The company has found other ways to create energy for its customers, including using solar power, building natural-gas plants, and using nuclear energy.
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38217
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A combination of work and pleasure has long been offered by businesses to improve company productivity. What is newer is resorts creating the synthesis of work and pleasure now labeled as bleisure. The new version of an established business practice can be defined as employees experiencing the city’s local flavor through resorts amenities and services, in addition to engaging in team building initiatives.
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Business North Carolina (NoCar HF 5001 B8x), Vol. 38 Issue 3, March 2018, p78, 81-82, 84, 86, 88 Periodical Website
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39660
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Collaborative endeavors between East Carolina University and Pitt Community College are making a positive economic and occupational impact, particularly in local industrial and private sectors. Countywide collaborative yields include PCC’s Walter and Marie Williams Science and Technology Building; VECU, a fusion of ECU and Vidant Health’s 80 medical practices; Farmville’s East Carolina ArtSpace gallery; and Ayden's Quilt Lizzy US LLC.
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28608
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Gaston County its businesses, its tourism, and its residents are profiled. The county has been recognized in the past for its manufacturing and is the tenth most populous in the state.
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40655
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Hoping to keep a prospective workforce in Pitt County is a program preparing teens for career paths of interests. Grow Local, partnered with programs like Regional Advanced Pipeline East (RAMP East), fulfills this goal by giving students hands-on experience with local businesses. For students seeking employment in manufacturing, course credentials can also be earned through RAMP East’s Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI).
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23898
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With the decline and sale of North Carolina's independent community hospitals, the proceeds often form foundations that support local nonprofits. These nonprofits typically provide services for people in need and long-term benefits for their communities.
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At Levine Children’s Hospital, procedures such as open-heart surgery can repair congenital heart defects. Cape Fear Valley Heart and Vascular Center offers pacemaker and defibrillator aftercare. Through such facilities and cutting edge medical procedures, cardiac conditions like an open valve or arrhythmia no longer close the door to a new lease on or extension of life.
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40618
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Illustrating the gravity of heart disease’s physical and economic impact on North Carolinians is information specific, as represented by Macon County, and statewide. Solutions designed to combat this negative impact, particularly for citizens in rural regions, are facilities like the Carolina East Medical Center and programs like Passport to Wellness.
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28477
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Economic developers must work together when developing and recruiting companies to industrial sites. Industrial megasites offer tenants utilities, transportation, and nearby community colleges and universities whose graduates possess in-demand skills. Details of how various North Carolina counties are preparing megasites to attract industry and how the states resources make it well-positioned to do so are detailed.