North Carolina 2014 Economic Development Guide

2014

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® ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GUIDE Q&A Making Good Great 10 10 The state's top economic offcials put a different spin on the "Dixie Dynamo." CAse studies Finding the Answers 18 Going undercover, MetLife discovers that North Carolina is twice as nice. By D. Lawrence Bivins Keys to success 26 A Chinese computer-maker builds its future piece by piece in North Carolina. 26 By Vikki Broughton Hodges Packaged For delivery 34 Infrastructure reduces the distance between companies and customers. By D. Lawrence Bivins Feeding demand 42 The state and its largest utility try to satisfy hunger for renewable energy. By Edward Martin liFe in north CArolinA Workplace Benefts 42 50 A CEO credits quality of life for keeping his tech company in North Carolina. By Peter Anderson A r o u n d t h e s tAt e Top 10 Reasons To Be Here ........ 6 Population And Geography ...... 56 Economic Data By County ........ 58 Top Private-Sector Employers ... 75 Top Public Companies .............. 76 Major Private Companies ......... 77 Top Financial Institutions ......... 78 Best Hospitals .......................... 79 For More Information .............. 80

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