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�� WHY WE���RE HERE The Door Is Always Open 10 MIKE BELLEME In North Carolina, business development continues beyond the ribbon cutting. CASE STUDIES We Are the World 20 North Carolina���s global reach brings home investments and jobs. GRIFFIN DAVIS MIKE BELLEME By D. Lawrence Bivins The Right Ingredients 28 Location, lifestyle and legislation put a brewery on tap. By D. Lawrence Bivins Getting Comfortable 36 The world���s largest furniture-maker takes a seat in North Carolina. WILL AND DENI MCINTYRE By Vikki Broughton Hodges Complete Circuit 44 The state connects with industry to energize the workforce. By Edward Martin AROUND THE STATE The Lay of the Land Regional Partnerships North Carolina���s Northeast Commission North Carolina���s Eastern Region North Carolina���s Southeast Research Triangle Regional Partnership 52 54 55 56 57 Piedmont Triad Partnership Charlotte Regional Partnership AdvantageWest Economic Development Group Counties Top Private-Sector Employers Top Public Companies 58 59 60 61 78 80

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