North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2017

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O V E R V I E W RESOURCE RICH 10 Local, state and private groups work together to lend companies a hand. C a s E s t u d I E s POWER PLAY 18 A new natural-gas pipeline will boost energy resources in eastern North Carolina. By Edward Martin FULL SPEED AHEAD 28 Auto-parts manufacturing revs up as companies discover the state's business-friendly environment. By Sam Boykin THE RIGHT PRESCRIPTION 36 A Danish drugmaker picks North Carolina for its $1.8 billion manufacturing plant. By D. Lawrence Bivins TAKING FLIGHT 42 A talented workforce helps aerospace and aviation companies compete in a global marketplace. By Spencer Campbell F I N a N C I a L t E C H N O L O G Y THE FUTURE OF MONEY 48 Financial-technology firms help bolster the state's reputation as a hub for innovation and technology. By Sam Boykin 10 reasons to be here........................................................................ 6 Transportation and infrastructure.........................................54 Regions at a glance...............................................................................57 North Carolina by the numbers.................................................. 62 Economic data by county............................................................64 Economic-development partnerships ................................. 78 For more information.................................................................... 80 AROUND THE STATE 10 18 42 57 E C O N O M I C d E V E L O P M E N t G u I d E ® Cover photo of Linamar Corp. by Taylor Johnson.

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