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for Business North Carolina Vol. 37 Issue 11, November 2017
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Fayetteville’s Vision 2026 plan has a two-fold mission: to spur economic growth, which may transform its current military town identity. How the business, government, and institutional leaders intend to make this vision a reality is through initiatives such as a baseball stadium, redevelopment of the historic Prince Charles Hotel, and a bond investing in park and recreation sites. Such initiatives may build on Fayetteville’s industrial base and make its county comparable to surrounding counties in terms of factors such as population growth.
Collaborative endeavors between East Carolina University and Pitt Community College are making a positive economic and occupational impact, particularly in local industrial and private sectors. Countywide collaborative yields include PCC’s Walter and Marie Williams Science and Technology Building; VECU, a fusion of ECU and Vidant Health’s 80 medical practices; Farmville’s East Carolina ArtSpace gallery; and Ayden's Quilt Lizzy US LLC.
High Point University made the US News and World Report “America’s Best Colleges” a sixth consecutive year in 2018. How HPU earned this mark of distinction is triple plus enrollment growth since 2005; five added academic schools, such as the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy; and programs such as professional sales, one offered by approximately 48 other colleges and universities in the United States.