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for Business North Carolina Vol. 34 Issue 6, Jun 2014
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Campbell provides a profile of Thad Woodard. In 1978 Woodard became president of North Carolina Savings and Loan League, Inc., which later merged with the North Carolina Bankers Association. He is the longtime president and CEO of the group. On January 1, 2015 he will retire after thirty-seven years as the lead lobbyist for the state's financial institutions.
Renewable energy sources are important to the state's energy industry. Business North Carolina recently gathered a panel of experts to discuss questions such as the following: How large a role will renewables play in the state's future? How will the industry develop the technologies and labor to operate them? How much support will come from state government?
Business North Carolina presents its annual report on the state's top one hundred banks and credit unions. Bank of America BB&T, and First Citizens BancShares retained their first, second, and third rankings from 2013. State Employees' Credit Union ranked fourth.
Minor league baseball is back in downtown Charlotte with a brand new $54 million stadium. The Charlotte Knights, a Chicago White Sox Triple-A affiliate, opened their 2014 season in their 10,200 seat stadium. The Knights passed their last year's total attendance before their first game by selling 5,000 season tickets, which guarantees a draw of 350,000.