October 2014

The 100 at 30

Like many in the 30th-anniversary ranking of the state's largest companies, America's oldest gun-maker has a national reputation that precedes it.

Top 100

Parts and parcels

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

Temple Sloan

Edifice rex

Education and medical projects dominate the inaugural Building North Carolina Awards.

Building NC

Cutting in the middleman

An organic-farming advocate helps farmers quit tobacco.

NCtrend

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

Alevo predicts up to 6,000 jobs in five years

(The Independent Tribune, Concord)

Battery-maker Alevo says it could add as many as 6,000 jobs over the next five years at its manufacturing plant in Concord. The Swiss company expects to begin shipping utility-scale batteries it will manufacture at the site of the former Philip Morris plant in July 2015. 

Cape Fear Valley Health approves management takeover of Harnett Health

(The Fayetteville Observer)

The Cape Fear Valley Health board of trustees approved a 10-year management agreement of Harnett Health System. Harnett Health board members will vote today on whether to approve the management takeover. The Dunn-based health system has been managed by Raleigh-based WakeMed Health and Hospitals since 2005.

Charlotte's SPX to split into two companies

(The Charlotte Observer)

Charlotte-based SPX will spin off its flow products division – which includes pumps, valves and filtration systems – into a separate company. Both companies will be led by current SPX chairman and chief executive Chris Kearney and will maintain their headquarters in Ballantyne.

Judges sentences Triangle brokers, developers in $44M fraud scheme

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

A federal judge sentenced seven Triangle real-estate professionals and one from New Jersey for their involvement in a $44 million mortgage fraud scheme that ran from 2003 to 2009. The group, which includes developers, brokers and a lawyer, purchased and developed properties for quick resale and recruited "straw buyers" to obtain mortgage loans they could not afford to repay.

Roy Williams defends ethics at media event

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

UNC basketball coach Roy Williams said Wednesday if the university fires him, it will be because he didn't win games and not because of the academic scandal that included 167 basketball players enrolled in no-show classes since Williams arrived at the university in 2003. According to the Wainstein report released last week, Wayne Walden, the men's basketball academic counselor who enrolled players in the classes, said he never shared his concerns about the classes with Williams.

NC Democratic Party accused of 'voter shaming' tactics

(WRAL.com, Raleigh)

Voters in at least four N.C. counties have reported receiving letters from the North Carolina Democratic Party that use social-pressure tactics to motivate them to vote. Some letters included a "report card" based on individual voters' prior voting history.
Related: NC Democratic Party, Sierra Club try shaming tactics to get out the vote

Libertarian Senate candidate Haugh admits to smoking pot

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Sean Haugh admitted that he smokes marijuana to alleviate arthritis pain. In an effort to draw votes away from Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, conservative group American Future Fund has launched a pro-pot Internet campaign urging young voters to support Haugh instead of Hagan.

Magistrates resign over same-sex marriage law

(The Charlotte Observer)

Citing religious beliefs, at least six magistrates have resigned because of the change in North Carolina's marriage law that requires them to perform same-sex marriages. 
Related: Pasquotank magistrate resigns after refusing to marry same-sex couple

 

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Events

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.

Concord

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.