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Regional Report Western April 2012

Asheville-based nonprofit Mountain BizWorks Inc. wants to lend larger sums to businesses past the startup phase.


Regional Report Western November 2012

A Valle Crucis harness maker finds success by expanding to the military.

Regional Report Triangle November 2012

Two Davidson College soccer teammates started Raleigh-based Creasman and Baltz Inc., a high-end pen maker.


Regional Report Charlotte October 2012

Neither Bojangles Restaurants Inc. or Price's Chicken Coop in Charlotte received sales boosts from September's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.


Moving furniture

Bruce Cochrane resurrected his family business because he believes manufacturing will come back from China.


Regional Report Triad June 2012

Fueled by e-commerce on Facebook, Lexington company Lolly Wolly Doodle Inc. is a rapidly expanding enterprise.


The battle of Lexington

Cover story: After losing jobs and people, a factory town fights to remake itself.


Regional Report Triad May 2012

Two of the five fastest-growing institutions last year were Premier Commercial Bank and VantageSouth Bank, community banks based in the Triad that experienced asset growth of more than 30%.


Regional Report Western March 2012

Last summer, the N.C. Department of Commerce asked Andrew Tate, president and CEO of Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, to join Project Fishbowl. So began the state and county’s combined wooing of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.


Raw deal

Burmese export Philip Maung found the American dream making sushi for high-end grocery stores. His company has won accolades from the White House.


Regional Report Triad March 2012

Beginning this year, state law mandates that public utilities generate a portion of their power with swine and poultry waste, which can be converted to methane that fuels turbines.


Regional Report Eastern March 2012

Queen Bee can’t talk, but it has quite a tale to tell, and Edenton-based Regulator Marine Inc., which manufactured the 26-foot center-console boat, hopes that story will strengthen the company’s recent resurgence.


Regional Report Western January 2012

Annie’s Bakery Inc. is expanding faster than a loaf of semolina sesame bread — one of its specialties — left to rise in a warm spot.


Regional Report Triangle January 2012

Rachel Weeks, 27, did something radical last year. The CEO of Durham-based School House Inc., which makes high-end college apparel, moved manufacturing from Sri Lanka to North Carolina — swimming against the current of companies moving production offshore.


Regional Report Western October 2011

By any measure, Wilkes Hardware Co. doesn’t stack up to its one-time crosstown rival.

Regional Report Eastern September 2011

Most of Mount Olive-based Andy’s Burgers, Shakes & Fries Inc.’s franchised and company-owned restaurants are in eastern North Carolina.