North Carolina furniture makers are increasingly marketing their products to overseas markets. State furniture exports are rising as the industry targets markets in such regions as Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East.
A preference for North Carolina tobacco and the state’s business friendly environment have helped yield a solid relationship. This profitable and peaceful relationship was undermined, though, by threats to America’s food and national security. Statistics and stories related to job growth and investment illustrate the necessity of overcoming such challenges.