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for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 23 Issue 1, May 1965
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A wide variety of specialized services to North Carolina industries are available to state communities from the Division of Commerce and Industry of the State Department of Conservation and Development. Created in 1937, The Division of Commerce and Industry has been a leading industrial development agency in the country, assisting in the formation of local development corporations, commissions, or any other organizations involved in economic development.
A request from a school child to the North Carolina State Department of Archives and History asking about all of the state's history is just one of many requests that are received every day. The Department replies to these requests by supplying brochures and the North Carolina Historical Review.
North Carolina has 13 state parks, a 403 acre nature preserve, and four natural lakes. The state-owned and operated areas, maintained and administered by the Division of State Parks of the Department of Conservation and Development, attracted a record of nearly 2 million persons in 1964. And this total climbs an average of 5% each year.
Given North Carolina's hospitable, mild climate, the state is popular for living and visiting year-round from coast to mountains. The ranges from sub-tropical temperatures in the southeast to temperate temperatures elsewhere, makes North Carolina favorable for industry. The mild geographic climate lessens costs for construction, fuel and maintenance, and encourages operations both indoors and outdoors.