North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2013

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Case studies GettinG Comfortable The world���s largest furniture-maker takes a seat in North Carolina. Will and deni Mcintyre By Vikki Broughton Hodges 36 North Carolina Economic Development Guide R on Wanek wanted to see Davie County for himself. So he did, running under the radar as much as the founder of the world���s largest furniture-maker can in a place where mortise-and-tenon joints help hold the regional economy together. The chairman of Arcadia, Wis.-based Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. ate at local restaurants, visited schools and toured neighborhoods. During drives around the county, sometimes chauffeured by local offcials, he saw manicured lawns and well-maintained

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