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Decks Are Stacked For Boat Builders


Abstract:
The boating industry employs over 20,000 persons in North Carolina. Boats and boating products accounted for $446.8 million in sales for 2003. In-state boating companies are growing, and the state is attractive for out-of-state boating companies planning to relocate. In this BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA interview, Mike Bradley, director of Marine Trade Services for the Small Business and Technology Development Center of the University of North Carolina system, discusses the industry's growth; types of boats built in the state; locations of builders; hurdles faced by the industry; and the future of the industry.
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7301
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