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for Business North Carolina Vol. 37 Issue 12, December 2017
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North Carolina, cited as number one in the United States for number of tech positions held by women, was also touted as providing a comparably hospitable working environment for them. Women in the tech industry attesting to such a work environment included Kimberly Jenkins, co-founder and CEO of Rewriting the Code, a nonprofit supporting women in technology at the undergraduate level.
A National Science Foundation grant-funded study examined the relationship between these factors: an economy driven by industries such as tourism and defense; public policies; a 301-mile shoreline vulnerable to elevating sea levels and more frequent hurricanes. The study’s goal: predict how culminated climatic changes will impact people’s receptiveness to buying property in counties such as Dare, Carteret, and New Hanover.
Retired fisherman Neal “Nicky” Harvey was inspired to put his crab pots to another good use: as foundation for artificial Christmas trees. This decoration is perhaps something only an individual from a fishing village could have created. Sold to a Smyrna businessman and revamped as an online venture, this Carteret County native’s merchandise has found appeal the world over, from countries such as Japan.