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When it comes to trade policy, North Carolina has a great deal at stake. Although previous trade agreements have increased competitive pressure on some traditional industries, such as textiles and furniture, opening foreign markets to other consumer products has been essential to the success of many companies doing business in the state. With a new presidency, there may be new policies for international trade and relations.
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PrecisionHawk is a commercial drone and data company headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. Its signature software program, DataMapper, gathers and analyzes data from sensors placed on drones. The primary mission is to help farmers with technology that can pinpoint crop disease and highlight dry areas down to the individual plant.
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The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country is a nonprofit group that has raised money to restore the 1938 historic theater in downtown Boone, North Carolina. The renovated theater will function primarily as a performing arts center, but an independent film series is also planned.
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Tryon International Equestrian Center in Polk County, North Carolina has expanded its property to develop hospitality and accommodation services. While equestrian events attract horse fanciers, the center’s greater impact might be on the economic landscape of Polk County and the equestrian industry.
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Until this past season, the Charlotte Hornets (formerly Bobcats) had an unsuccessful basketball streak over the last decade. One area in which the franchise has been consistently attractive is the low ticket prices. This article explains the economics of North Carolina’s professional sports franchises, and which factors guide pricing.
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Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. North Carolina doctors and hospitals are working to reduce the number of cardiac deaths by developing and implementing better technology and techniques, collaboration among medical specialties and new hospitals that feature increased capacity.
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North Carolina health care providers are advancing oncology treatment statewide. Greenville-based Vidant Medical Center and others offer new technology that makes cancer treatments safer and more effective. Medical techniques and tools have also become more refined, allowing earlier detection of cancer and less-invasive procedures.
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North Carolina businesses work hands-on with teachers and students to teach skills specific to their industries. Business North Carolina magazine assembled a panel of education and business experts to explore the needs of workforce training businesses and how they can support educators.
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North Carolina is embracing its burgeoning gun business, while other states with historic ties to firearms manufacturing have gotten tougher on the industry. State laws enacted in 2013 made it easier to obtain pistol permits and expanded the locations where concealed-carry permit holders can have guns. Also, firearms makers are migrating south, improving economic development in the state.
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Banks that serve rural communities, such as First Bank in Moore County, are being challenged by North Carolina's population growth. As urban areas expand, banks are searching for a way to expand into the Charlotte, Triangle and Triad regions effectively while maintaining their commitment to smaller towns. In this article, bankers discuss the banking industry and its future.
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Live Oak Bank, based in Wilmington, North Carolina, is a nontraditional bank that has no branches, no tellers or ATMs. Instead, the bank focuses almost entirely on United States Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. Neil Underwood discusses how Live Oak has used software and technology to become successful.
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North Carolina gunmaking is going through a revolution in demand and in manufacturing technology. Improving technology has made firearms manufacturing more precise while enabling smaller companies to compete with larger companies, such as Sturm, Ruger & Co.in Rockingham County.
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North Carolina businesses, schools, developers and municipalities are cooperating to make the Triad region’s economy stronger. This article discusses prospects for the region, and various plans for economic growth and business development.
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A profile of Waxhaw revealed the town, potentially dwarfed by a nearby metropolis, has ways to be noticed. The town incorporated in 1889 and once known as an antique mecca was experiencing growth in areas such as transportation, dining, housing, and the arts.
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A building part of downtown Fayetteville since the 1920s had received a new lease on life. The facility, formerly a site for businesses such as the Prince Charles Hotel, would now house apartments and offer retail space.