October 2014

The 100 at 30

Shifting with the times, S&D Coffee and the state's biggest private companies still pack a jolt.

Top 100

Parts and parcels

Wanting to spread the wealth, Temple Sloan made more than 400 of his employees millionaires.

Temple Sloan

Rise and fall of Renegade

Taking on Big Tobacco and the tax man, Calvin Phelps saw the business he built go up in smoke.

Calvin Phelps

Brokers cast their bids

Real-estate agents align with acclaimed auction houses to move luxury lots.

Real estate

Latest Blog Posts

Honda Aircraft announces $19M expansion in Greensboro

By Cathy Martin - Oct 20, 2014 - 3:00:00 pm

Honda Aircraft Company, expecting robust sales of its new $4.5 million jet, announced a $19 million expansion at its Greensboro headquarters.

Nearly 500 new jobs for Greenville

By Cathy Martin - Oct 03, 2014 - 3:15:00 pm

DPx Holdings adding 488 jobs at Patheon plant in Greenville

Special Reports and Publications

Manufacturing Round Table

Textile and furniture mills turned poor Tar Heel tobacco laborers into middle-class earners. Now that many of those jobs have been shipped overseas, it's time to examine the future of the industry in NC.

North Carolina Higher Education Directory

A comprehensive guide to higher education in the state, with information about North Carolina's public and private colleges, universities and community colleges.

Focus on Guilford County

Companies can't help but notice the abundance of assets in Guilford County.

Top 75 Public Companies

Investors show an appetite for companies on our list of the Top 75 publicly traded based in North Carolina.

Research North Carolina

The concepts, processes and technologies created in North Carolina's private and public institutions are laying the groundwork for economic success in our state.

Daily Digest

Davidson County moves ahead with plans for 431-acre industrial park

(Winston-Salem Journal)

Davidson County has closed on about 100 acres in the first phase of a 431-acre industrial park it hopes will attract advanced manufacturers and other companies. The county's Economic Development Commission says it has options on an additional 126 acres and is conducting due diligence on another 205.

Activist shareholder wants to oust Family Dollar board members

(The Charlotte Observer)

Elliott Advisors said Friday it was nominating seven directors to replace current Family Dollar board members. The hedge fund says the current board members lack expertise to negotiate a deal with Chesapeake, Va.-based Dollar Tree or Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based Dollar General. 

N.C. Supreme Court to hear Hofmann Forest case

(The Daily News, Jacksonville)

A legal challenge over the sale of N.C. State University's research forest in Eastern N.C. has been moved from the N.C. Court of Appeals to the N.C. Supreme Court. A group of opponents that includes professors and conservationists filed a complaint over the pending sale of Hofmann Forest in 2013, citing concerns over loss of public lands and potential environmental impact.

Ashley Furniture unveils Davie County furniture factory

(Winston-Salem Journal)

The world's largest furniture maker unveiled its new 2.8-million-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center in Advance on Friday. Ashley Furniture Industries plans to employ 800 people at the plant by year-end.

Campaign spending could top $103 million in Hagan-Tillis race

(The Charlotte Observer)

The race between incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan and challenger Thom Tillis could become the most expensive U.S. Senate race ever. Campaign spending could top $103 million, according to public records and statements from donors.

GOP legislators to appeal same-sex marriage ruling

(The Charlotte Observer)

House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Phil Berger will appeal a federal judge's decision this week that made same-sex marriage legal in North Carolina.
Related: NC employers expand benefits after gay marriage ruling

McCrory condemns plain-packaging laws for cigarettes in France, Ireland

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

Gov. Pat McCrory asked officials in France and Ireland to reconsider new cigarette-packaging restrictions that would replace company logos with standardized lettering and anti-smoking slogans and photos. The regulation is "a direct assault on intellectual property and trademarks," McCrory said in a letter to the French ambassador.

GOP can appeal NC's same-sex marriage ruling

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

A ruling by U.S. District Judge William Osteen Jr. that declares North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriages invalid will allow Republican legislators Phil Berger and Thom Tillis to pursue an appeal. 

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2014 Tax Conference

The North Carolina Chamber’s 7th annual Tax Conference will provide up-to-date information on federal and state tax legislation, as well as high-level discussion on national trends, revenue forecasts and more.

November 13, 2014

9:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.


BNC Pulse

Poll What is the most important issue in November's election?  Jobs/economy  Health care  National security  Immigration  Education

N.C. Family Business of the Year Winners

Schiffman's Jeweler's, K&W Cafeterias, Rose Chauffeured Transportation and Carolina Management Team have been recognized by the Wake Forest University Family Business Center and Business North Carolina with the 2014 North Carolina Family Business of the Year Awards.