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The High Point Market is the world’s largest home furnishing show bringing in 5.4 billion dollars in economic impact to the state. Over 75, 000 people will attend this year’s show and more than 2, 000 vendors will sell their goods. The influence of cheaper furniture from China, online shopping, competition from other cities, and the effects of House Bill 2 are having negative effects on the market. Despite problems, the show still goes on and provides a unique experience for market attendees.
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The Charlotte region is experiencing significant economic growth. Avalanche Consulting Inc. credits the region’s competitive business location, entrepreneurship and innovation, and Charlotte’s workforce. The consulting firm determined Charlotte’s strengths as manufacturing, financial services, logistics and distribution, health, and information technology. These along with a growing trade relationship with China and the excellence of the region’s educational system are making Charlotte an attractive destination for business development and travel.
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North Carolina’s economic story is examined through 35 key events in the state’s history. According to Charlotte historian Tom Hanchett, the state has frequently re-made itself to stay successful, moving from farming to factories to finance and from slavery to segregation to the Civil Rights movement. One important lesson learned over four centuries is that the current conflicts between regions and political parties are not new and dates back to the founding of the state.
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36311
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Roses, opened in 1915, experienced an economic wilting by the early nineties, which necessitated its bankruptcy filing. In 1995, the Variety Wholesalers-owned chain blossomed anew with a narrowed marketing approach. This approach bore fruit in the opening of stores in Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and the prospect of opening 30-40 new stores annually.
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36308
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For Henderson, the word roses can remind natives of a common surname in town. Two native sons most associated with the name: Charlie Rose, longtime host of the TV program “CBS This Morning”; Paul Rose, founder of the department store that opened in 1915. The word can also prompt reminders of Henderson’s blossoming economic development, in establishment of businesses like Iams Pet Foods and a Durham semiconductor firm, Semprius.
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36312
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FLS Energy, a solar energy company, joined the ranks of other privately owned businesses with bright economic and occupational futures in North Carolina. Among the other 99 companies highlighted were Ennis-Flint, Rodgers Builders, Camco, Hissho Sushi, and Allen Industries. Factors these businesses often held in common included employees retaining majority ownership, being family owned, and starting with a single product.
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Giving a considerable kick-start to America’s economy and job development is small businesses. Experts are hopeful the recent uptick in entrepreneurial ventures will bring the needed economic and occupational boost. The author believes this trend’s continuation includes making establishment of innovative and disruptive businesses possible for the next generation. Hood believed this was possible through activities such as entrepreneurship education programs through 4-H clubs and the Raleigh Children’s Business Fair.
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36310
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Camp Corral in Ellerbe paid a special sort of tribute to the military: a free summer camp for children of fallen or disabled soldiers. Conceived by Golden Corral’s founder as a way to give back to the armed forces, it provides a place to befriend other children of military members, along with the traditional summer camp activities.