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After the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is implemented, more and more NC companies may be departing for the cheaper labor economy of Mexico.
The eleven-county Piedmont Triad Partnership has successfully used a regional approach to achieve increased industrial diversification and regional promotion.
Western NC is pushing a program called \"Handmade in America,\" which organizers hope will expand the crafts industry and transform the economically depressed region into the crafts center of America.
Over 4,000 craftspeople work in the state's mountains. The Asheville-based Handmade in America seeks to make their work visible and widely known, benefitting not only the artisans but also the state's economy.
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.