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for Business North Carolina Vol. 35 Issue 11, November 2015
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In the 1980s, only 500 people lived in Rolesville, North Carolina, but by 2004, the population had doubled in size. Much of this growth is due to Raleigh’s explosive expansion in the 1990s as well as the establishment of a comprehensive water and sewer system for northeastern Wake County in the 1990s. The system opened northeast Wake County—Rolesville in particular—to residential development, but residents still hold onto their small town’s history.
TS Designs in Burlington is a corporate company that prioritizes social benefits over maximizing profits. Following the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994, TS Designs lost many customers to overseas producers, which forced the company to cut jobs. Now, the company is coming back strong and focuses on using American-made material for its products.
In the last decade, scammers have increasingly targeted seniors through a variety of schemes. Many North Carolina seniors have become victims of such crimes and some have lost millions of dollars to sweepstakes scams, investment schemes, and medicare and health insurance fraud, among many others.
Duke Energy’s current Chief Executive Officer, Lynn Good, assumed her role in the summer of 2013. Seven months into the job, she faced the Dan River crisis, and rose to the occasion. She has demonstrated her ability to oversee the coal-ash crisis and now she moves forward with planning the company’s future.
Fred Klein, one of the Senior Managing Partners for Childress Klein Properties Inc. has helped structurally build Charlotte. His partnership team has emerged as the dominant developer in the Charlotte area, for it is responsible for the construction of such buildings as the Charlotte Plaza, the One First Union center, and the Duke Energy Center.
After North Carolina and other states in the South lifted their laws that limited the alcohol content of craft-brewed beverages, the hard cider industry made a comeback. Two Asheville men, Trevor Baker and Lief Stevens started Nobel Cider in 2012. They use local apples for their hard cider and distribute their product as far east as Charlotte.