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10444
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North Carolina is not a leader in mink production; the top ten states are to the north and west, and include Wisconsin, New York, Utah, and Oregon. But North Carolina has over 100 mink ranchers, and in the last year for which statistics are available, 1963, realized about $2 million from the sale of pelts.
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31389
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A wide variety of specialized services to North Carolina industries are available to state communities from the Division of Commerce and Industry of the State Department of Conservation and Development. Created in 1937, The Division of Commerce and Industry has been a leading industrial development agency in the country, assisting in the formation of local development corporations, commissions, or any other organizations involved in economic development.
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31386
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North Carolina has 13 state parks, a 403 acre nature preserve, and four natural lakes. The state-owned and operated areas, maintained and administered by the Division of State Parks of the Department of Conservation and Development, attracted a record of nearly 2 million persons in 1964. And this total climbs an average of 5% each year.
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31414
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For generations, the textile industry has been a bulwark in North Carolina's economy. As it continues to grow, it continues to be a major factor in the development of the state. North Carolina leads the nation in production of textile products, up a total of 52 new textile plants in just one year.
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31060
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A growing number of North Carolina's cities, towns, and counties plan their development and growth through organizations. Community planning programs development plans and arrange solutions for growth problems, and are provided funding through Federal and state governmental grants such as the Housing and Home Finance Agency or the Division of Community Planning of the State Department of Conservation and Development.
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31135
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For 1962, 307 expansions of existing industries and 150 new plants were announced in North Carolina. New and expanded industries in the state resulted in a combined capital investment of $192,638,000, employment of more than 20,600 people, and a payroll of over $66 million.
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31021
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Although the subject of much speculation, the three granite slabs on Capitol Square were erected in 1853 to form the Raleigh Longitude Station. It is one of the earliest survey markers to be established in North Carolina by the Coast and Geodetic Survey.
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30874
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Many communities in North Carolina are showing their appreciation for the industries operating in their areas. Civic leaders, newspaper publishers, television and radio directors, and others offer invaluable service to industrialists as they help them become more acquainted with their communities they operate in.
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30965
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Given the satisfactory operations of their production facilities in North Carolina, owners of a chamois skin manufacturer have decided to expand their production. The Drueding Brothers Co. brings skins all the way from New Zealand, and its plant in North Carolina is one of only three in the entire United States. The uncured skins are skipped to the Goldsboro plant that employs 82 people to process the skins into chamois.
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30932
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Industrial expansion in North Carolina from 1953-1958 amounted to over $740 million in investments. 1957 marked the highest year of investments in new plants and expansions of existing assets with over $191 million. Additionally, over 95000 new jobs resulted in a $256 million payroll.
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30556
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A new industrial endeavor for North Carolina is the manufacture and distribution of North Carolina-made charcoal. Experimentation has begun using low-grade hardwoods which has little or now market value and clutters up sections of the state's 18 million acres of woodlands. So far two firms, in Mount Airy and Chapel Hill, are making charcoal from oak and hickory, and selling products in North Carolina storefronts, reportedly bringing down the cost of charcoal products sold in the state from other markets.
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30571
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A milestone was marked in the increasing efforts of North Carolina to meet growing demands for forest tree seedlings. The Little River Nursery near Goldsboro, North Carolina was dedicated in November. It contains 100 acres, the largest of the three state managed tree nurseries. The nurseries, which are grown and managed to aid wood-using industries, represent part of the $741 million value of tree growing in the state.
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30572
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With both investments and jobs, industrial development in North Carolina for 1955 surpassed all previous years in the state. With 329 new plants and expansions, the total investment for the years amounted to $115,320,000, led by the Piedmont region of the state. Although industry is diversified in the state, electric companies led the charge in development for the year.
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30636
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From Dare County to Brunswick, County, North Carolina, over 25,000 people are wholly or partly dependent on commercial fishing for their livelihood. But there are several fishermen in North Carolina who are truly unique; they are red snapper anglers. These intrepid fishermen are proving the red snapper can be caught offshore North Carolina all twelve months of the year.
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30459
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Investments over $112 million, new jobs over 17,000 and a payroll of over $40 million were brought to North Carolina in 1954 thanks to industrial development. One hundred and thirty one new industries were created and numerous expansions of existing industries occurred during 1954, including electric utilities, textiles, food products, and lumber.