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

SAS's Goodnight foresees continued growth in Cary

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

SAS co-founder and CEO Jim Goodnight says he expects the company to add about 600 workers at its Triangle headquarters over the next three years. The business-analytics software company has added nearly 200 workers a year for the past five years. SAS unveiled a new 220,000-square-foot building on its Cary campus Tuesday morning.

Court of Appeals rules in favor of FirstHealth in fight over beds

(The Fayetteville Observer)

A three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals affirmed a lower-court ruling that will add 28 hospital beds at FirstHealth of the Carolinas' new Hoke County campus instead of at competitor Cape Fear Valley Health System's hospital in Fayetteville.

Bluegrass festival sets attendance record in Raleigh

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

More than 180,000 people attended this month's World of Bluegrass festival in downtown Raleigh, making it the largest event downtown Raleigh has ever hosted. The local convention and visitors bureau estimates $10.8 million in direct visitor spending.

Duke Energy launches aid program for low-income customers

(The Charlotte Observer)

Duke Energy will provide $20 million for energy-efficiency upgrades for low-income customers. The Charlotte-based company agreed to establish the program as part of a rate-case settlement last year. As many as 4,000 homes could qualify for improvements including appliance replacements and heating- and cooling-system replacements worth up to $10,000.
Related: Duke won't overcharge customers for taxes it doesn't pay

Berger to file bill protecting state officials who refuse to perform same-sex marriage

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

N.C. Senate leader Phil Berger will introduce a bill that would protect magistrates, registrars of deeds and other employees who refuse to officiate at same-sex weddings if it violates their religious beliefs. A magistrate from Rockingham County quit his job because he said marrying same-sex couples compromises his religious beliefs.
Related: Swain County magistrate resigns over personal objection to same-sex marriage

Turnout is key in US Senate race

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

Both incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis say turnout is the key in the tight race for U.S. Senate. In addition to spending millions of dollars on radio, TV and Internet advertising, both campaigns have volunteers making phone calls and knocking on doors to try to sway undecided voters.

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.

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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.