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40608
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Moore County, once a retirement mecca, is now known for its opportunities in education, health care employment, and tourism. These opportunities, along with a proximity to Fort Bragg, led to this county having the best rural economy in the state and Pinehurst/Southern Pines rising to 27 in an economic-strength ranking of micropolitan communities.
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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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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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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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38219
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Several factors were attributed to business booming between North Carolina’s Southeast, an economic development partnership, and international firms from nations such as Australia, China, and South Africa. Among the factors were its waterways, such as Wilmington’s seaport; advantageous infrastructure, such as highway connectivity; military members that are also viewed as lucrative potential employees; comparatively lower costs, such as corporate tax rate.
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Business North Carolina (NoCar HF 5001 B8x), Vol. 38 Issue 4, April 2018 , p83-84, 86, 88, 90-93 Periodical Website
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38214
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North Carolina’s take off into the aerospace manufacturing industry had soared to the top ten in the United States by 2017. Factors attributed to its rank at number four in the nation and success of airports like Charlotte-Monroe Executive were a low corporate tax rate and electricity rates, along with an extensive rail network.
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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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38235
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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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38248
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Training and maintaining a quality workforce for North Carolina involved preparing individuals throughout their lives. Examples of programs preparing North Carolinians for the workforce before high school graduation included a partnership between Randolph County schools and local factories, which entailed middle school students receiving on-site tours and engaging in hands-on activities. As for enhancing the preparation of adult students, programs included a partnership between Pitt Community College and Vidant Medical Center, which involved a grant providing nursing program students equipment for a simulation hospital.
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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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27689
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Nuclear energy has proven to be a safe, clean, and reliable alternative form of energy. Nuclear plants in North Carolina have been successful, but there is still some resistance to using nuclear power.
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27690
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Colleges and universities in North Carolina are now using high-tech classrooms and partnerships with major industries to help educate the next generation of energy workers.
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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.
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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.