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Statewide Economic Development Guide

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There are large economic development projects happening in each region across North Carolina. In the western part of the state, broadband availability is becoming a distinct advantage in the mountains, and companies like AdvantageWest are providing faster and safer access to data transfer. In the Charlotte region, computer giant Apple located a $1 billion data center that employs full-time technology positions. Increased demands on military have made opportunities in the eastern region of the state and companies are looking to leverage military influx with major development. In the northeast, a growing aviation cluster is prompting the development of infrastructure for aviation centers and regional airports, while in the southeast a growing concern with environmental conservation is prompting economic development based on the use of recyclables and byproducts. In the Piedmont Triad, trucking has added a jolt of development with the relocation of Mack Trucks, Inc. corporate headquarters to Greensboro, North Carolina. In the Research Triangle innovation is the word and partnerships with cluster-based companies are creating an upswing in economic development.
NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 67 Issue 6, Sept/Oct 2009, p8-10, 12, 14, 17, por, map