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for Business North Carolina Vol. 32 Issue 8, Aug 2012
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The state's top seventy-five public companies are ranked by their June, 2012, market value. Bank of America, Lowe's, and Duke Energy retained their top three rankings respectively from 2011. Nine companies dropped off the new rankings and nine newcomers were added.
The state's energy industry is growing along with its energy business. The Charlotte region is the epicenter, with 27,800 jobs. Duke Energy Corp. draws engineering and manufacturing companies to the region from around the world. Legislation requiring utilities to produce energy from renewable sources is also powering growth. Five business leaders from around the state met recently to discuss their industry. BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA magazine provides a transcript of their discussions.
There are 1,841 tattoo artists in the state who are licensed by the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Of that number 145 work in Cumberland County, and many of their clients are soldiers from Fort Bragg. Bill Claydon, who has operated a tattoo parlor, Tattoo World, with nine artists in Fayetteville since 1986, is featured in this article.
The Piedmont Triad--Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and High Point -- was once a powerhouse of tobacco, textiles, and furniture, but over the years these industries have dwindled. Now the region is rebuilding its economy using science, advanced manufacturing, and logistics.
With about 35,000 people set to descend on Charlotte in September for the Democratic National Convention, the city looks forward to an influx of money and a ton of publicity.