North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2016

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77 North Carolina Economic Development Guide Facts of life THE TRIAD A proud past leads to a bright re T he Triad is proud of its past and future. Old Salem's collection of exhibits and museums showcase the region's earliest settlers, the Moravians. Its biggest city, Winston-Salem, is home to tobacco king Reynold American Inc.'s headquarters. Nearby High Point remains a destination for the furniture industry. Wake Forest Innovation Quarter is redefi ning business in Winston-Salem and revitalizing the city's downtown and art scene. Lexington-style pork barbecue — its spicy sauce setting it apart from the vinegar-based eastern style and tomato-based western style — rules here. The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro recently spent $8.5 million to renovate its polar bear exhibit. Main industries Counties Alamance Caswell Davie Forsyth Guilford Randolph Rockingham Stokes Surry Wilkes Yadkin Recent economic announcements: (Company, jobs, investment, industry sector, county) • Thomas Built Buses Inc. 236, $12 million, automotive, Guilford • Technimark Inc. 163, $25.9 million, plastics, Randolph • Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG 200, $125 million, retail, Alamance • Herbalife Ltd., 300, $3.5 million, nutritional products, Forsyth • HAECO Americas LLC 127, $11.35 million, aerospace, Guilford • Aerospace and defense • Furniture • Finance • Insurance • Textiles Transportation assets • Interstates 40, 85 and 77 • Amtrak passenger rail service • Asheboro Regional Airport • Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport • Davidson County Airport • Elkin Municipal Airport • Mount Airy Surry County Airport • Piedmont Triad Regional Airport • Rockingham County Airport • Smith Reynolds Airport • Wilkes County Airport Attractions and events • Conservators Center, Burlington • The National Folk Festival, Greensboro • Lexington Annual Barbecue Festival, Lexington • Mayberry Days, Mount Airy • North Carolina Zoo, Asheboro • National Black Theater Festival, Winston-Salem • Seagrove Pottery Festival Weekend, Seagrove Pho Pho Pho Pho Ph to to to to cou u ou ou u cou rte rte te rte rt r sy sy sy s of of ncz ncz ncz z cz oo. oo. o oo org org org or

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