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

Thomas Built Buses adding 236 jobs in High Point

(Winston-Salem Journal)

Thomas Built Buses confirmed Thursday it will add 236 jobs and invest $11.8 million in an expansion of its High Point plant, where it currently employs about 1,400 full- and part-time workers. The company will receive $372,098 in local incentives – it didn't request state incentives for the expansion.

SAS ranks No. 2 on global list of best places to work

(WRAL TechWire)

Cary-based SAS Institute was ranked No. 2 on the Great Place to Work Institute's list of best global workplaces, behind Mountain View, Calif.-based Google for the second year in a row.

Mesa Airlines leaving Charlotte Douglas airport

(Winston-Salem Journal)

Mesa Airlines informed the N.C. Department of Commerce it will discontinue operations a Charlotte Douglas International Airport, eliminating 631 jobs. Most affected employees have accepted company jobs outside of Charlotte. The shutdown is due to US Airways' decision to move Mesa's contract operations to another location.

Frontier bringing gigabit Internet to some Triangle locations

(WRAL TechWire)

Frontier Communications will offer the first gigabit Internet service that is up to 100 times faster than cable at some locations in Durham and Research Triangle Park, but prices are not cheap. Residents will pay $219 a month for one-gigabit service but there's no installation fee or contract required.

Democrats denounce Tillis' switch on Medicaid

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis said this week that North Carolina should consider expanding its Medicaid program. A spokeswoman for Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan said Tillis is "trying to have it both ways."

Early voting period begins today


Early voting begins today in all 100 counties in North Carolina for people who registered to vote by the Oct. 10 deadline. The early voting period runs through midday Nov. 1. Main-in absentee ballots should be postmarked by Election Day, Nov. 4.


Report reveals 18 years of academic fraud at UNC Chapel Hill

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

An investigation into academic fraud at UNC Chapel Hill revealed an 18-year scheme based on a system of no-show classes for student athletes. Following the report's release, Chancellor Carol Folt said four university employees will be terminated and another five will face disciplinary action.

Bald Head Island gets permit to build terminal groin

(StarNews, Wilmington)

The N.C. Division of Coastal Management issued a permit that will allow Bald Head Island to construct a terminal groin to prevent erosion. Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach and Figure Eight Island are also seeking permission to build erosion-control structures.

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2014 Health Care Conference

Presented by the North Carolina Chamber.

The North Carolina Chamber’s Health Care Conference focuses on how to improve current health care delivery and what employers are doing across the country to address health care needs and costs.

When: October 23, 2014

Where: Durham

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.