North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2015

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GUIDE Q & A A better way to do business 10 The state streamlines marketing and recruitment with a public-private economic-development partnership. C A s e s t u d i e s Precision engineered 18 A German flter-maker assembles its plan for the Americas with North Carolina assets. By D. Lawrence Bivins Hail to Kings Mountain 26 Maximizing its assets, this rural city courts businesses that have cosmopolitan names. By D. Lawrence Bivins Business adventure 34 Outdoor-gear manufacturers make play work for them in western North Carolina. By Edward Martin to muster a cluster 42 Using its smarts, a region works to become the Silicon Valley of the clean-tech industry. By Scott Huler i N s i d e L o o K A key ingredient 50 Customized workforce training helps a snack-maker taste success. By Peter Anderson L i f e i N N o r t H C A r o L i N A After hours 76 Nothing is fner than life in North Carolina. By Peter Anderson Top 10 Reasons To Be Here ........................................ 6 Population And Geography ...................................... 56 Economic Data By County ........................................ 58 Top Private-Sector Employers ................................... 75 For More Information .............................................. 80 A r o u N d t H e s t A t e 10 34 76 ®

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