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

Honda Aircraft begins $19M expansion at Piedmont Triad airport

(Winston-Salem Journal)

Honda Aircraft has begun a $19 million expansion at Piedmont Triad International Airport that will increase its space by more than 74,000 square feet. The company expects to receive FAA certification of its HondaJet light corporate aircraft in early 2015 ("Ready to take off," February). The expansion brings the company's total investment at Piedmont Triad to about $160 million.

Electrolux CEO says company remains committed to Charlotte

(The Charlotte Observer)

Jack Truong, CEO of Electrolux's North American operations, reaffirmed the company's commitment to keeping the its headquarters in Charlotte following a planned $3.3 billion acquisition of General Electric's appliance business. Electrolux reported a 42% increase in third-quarter earnings on Monday.

Lorillard CEO could get $44M payout after tobacco merger

(News & Record, Greensboro)

Lorillard CEO Murray Kessler could receive a compensation package valued at $44.7 million following his company's planned $25 million merger with Winston-Salem-based Reynolds American. Kessler also will get a seat on the combined company's board of directors when the deal closes, expected to be in the first half of 2015.

Charlotte Goodyear shop closing to make way for 27-story tower

(The Charlotte Observer)

A longstanding Goodyear auto-repair shop in downtown Charlotte is closing to make way for a 27-story mixed-use tower that will include hotel, retail and office space. Charlotte-based Crescent Communities plans to build the tower on the 3-acre site, but won't announce a construction start date until it secures an anchor tenant.

Report on academic fraud at UNC to be released Wednesday

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

Investigators will present report findings in the academic fraud case involving student athletes at UNC Chapel Hill on Wednesday. Following a closed session with the board of trustees and the UNC Board of Governors, attorney Kenneth Wainstein will hold a press conference with Chancellor Carol Folt and UNC system president Tom Ross.

Review panel says Common Core too hard for some students

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

Some members of the review commission tasked with replacing Common Core academic standards in North Carolina's public schools say the the rigorous standards are not age-appropriate and are too hard for some students.

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

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Events

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.