October 2014

This is the place

Robeson is the state's poorest and most violent county, battered by forces that stole its chance to escape that fate.

Cover Story

An udder world

Ecuadorean investors team up with Tar Heel cattlemen to milk more profit from new brands of dairy products.

Photo feature

Server and protect

Dave Jones makes millions for his private equity investors by safeguarding data.

Peak 10

Great ain't good enough

Tourism is thriving, so why is the state changing the way it goes after guests?

Tourism in NC

Latest Blog Posts

Carolinas come up short on Forbes 400

By David Mildenberg - Sep 29, 2014 - 2:30:00 pm

The annual Forbes 400 listing of the richest Americans shows how poorly North Carolina and South Carolina stack up.

U.S. economic outlook solid, PNC forecasters say

By David Mildenberg - Sep 24, 2014 - 3:30:00 pm

Clear sailing is likely for the economy and stock market, according to PNC economists visiting Charlotte today.

Special Reports and Publications

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.

Financial 100

Community banks and credit unions show resilience as the battered economy regains strength.

Daily Digest

Cone Health announces $100 million plan for new projects

(News & Record, Greensboro)

Cone Health will spend $100 million to relocate its Women's Hospital to a new 50,000-square-foot addition at its main Greensboro campus and build a new Behavioral Health Hospital. Both projects are expected to be completed by 2019. 


Announcement planned for Durham redevelopment project

(WRAL TechWire)

Developers will unveil plans for the "Durham Innovation District" on Wednesday, a downtown project with 1.7 million square feet of office space plus apartments and retail. The project, which will have an emphasis on life-science companies, is led by Boston-based Longfellow Real Estate Partners and Hank Scherich, founder and president of Durham-based Measurement Inc.

Restructuring leads to 130 job cuts at Mission Health

(Asheville Citizen-Times)

Mission Health has cut 130 jobs, mostly at its main hospital in Asheville, but plans to add 147 jobs next year to accommodate growth in outpatient services. The changes are part of a reorganization that aims to cut $42 million in costs while increasing revenue by $10 million. Mission employs about 10,000 people at six hospitals and additional locations in Western N.C.

Monroe airport prepares for international flights

(The Charlotte Observer)

The Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport in Union County will become the first general aviation airport in the Carolinas to add a U.S. Customs and Border Protection service, allowing international flights to land there. The service will debut as early as mid-November.

FAA says Charlotte must ask it to transfer control of airport

(The Charlotte Observer)

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a letter it hasn't weighed in on the issue of who should control Charlotte Douglas International Airport because the city has not asked it to do so. The state General Assembly last year passed a bill transferring control of the airport to a regional commission, but Charlotte City Council won a temporary injunction that blocks the commission from running the airport.

Cowell doesn't plan to quit hedge funds

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

Following the California Public Employees' Retirement System's decision to divest its hedge fund portfolio, the State Employees Association of North Carolina urged state Treasurer Janet Cowell to withdraw N.C.'s hedge fund investments, which accounted for about 4.32% of total assets as of June 30.

McCrory embarks on 'listening tour' aimed at closing skills gap

(The Charlotte Observer)

Gov. Pat McCrory and state Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker kicked off a 100-day "listening tour" to hear first hand about employers' needs across the state. The feedback will be used in planning course and program offerings for colleges and K-12 schools in an effort to close the skills gap facing many companies today.  

Federal judges coming to Charlotte for hearing on NC voting law

(The Charlotte Observer)

A three-judge panel from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va. will meet in Charlotte Thursday to decide whether North Carolina's new election law is discriminatory and should be put on hold for the Nov. 4 election. Critics say the law discriminates against African-Americans and Latinos by making it harder for them to vote. 

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NC Tech Awards

The premier statewide technology awards program, presented by the North Carolina Technology Association.

When: November 6, 2014

Where: Raleigh Convention Center

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.