Piedmont Triad

AUG 2012

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TRIAD The new Joint School for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering is in Greensboro. Piedmont Triad Partnership. "And make no mistake, we invest for our own benefi t. Well-trained, well-paid residents generate more tax revenue, alleviate public burdens and raise the overall well-being of a community." Custom- ized, job-specifi c educational programs at all of the Triad's community col- leges, from Alamance to Yadkin counties, are nationally recognized. "Manufacturing is an area where this region shines," says Terry Bralley, executive director of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. "We've been down, but we were never out of the race. Now, we seem to be gaining ground with regular positive jobs announcements." He credits multiagency collabora- tion for Ashley Furniture's decision to build an $80 million manufacturing and distribution facility in Advance, creating an anticipated 550 jobs over the next fi ve years. The furniture industry and agencies including N.C. Department of Commerce and Piedmont Triad Partnership played important roles in attracting Ashley, Bralley says. Todd Wanek, president and CEO of Ashley, cites the state's "strong manufacturing tradition" as a factor in TAKING OFF? YOU BET Piedmont Triad International Airport is a dynamic economic generator in central North Carolina. The airport has immediate access to Interstate highways, an aviation school that custom-trains aviation workers, a new parallel runway with ample room for businesses to locate and grow, and convenient passenger service to key destinations. Add to that a can-do business attitude and you can see why we've attracted major companies such as Honda Aircraft Company and FedEx. Is the Piedmont Triad Airport taking off? You bet. 1000A Ted Johnson Parkway | Greensboro, N.C. 27409 336.665.5600 | www.flyfrompti.com Piedmont Triad Partnership

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