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Regional Report Triad December 2013

The North Carolina Zoo is expanding its polar bear exhibit, but until November it wasn’t clear if it would have any to exhibit.

2013-12

Regional Report Triad November 2013

It’s no secret Piedmont Triad International Airport has seen its passenger traffic slow.

2013-11

Regional Report Eastern November 2013

U.S. mills produced 3 million tons of wood pellets in 2009, according to forestry experts at N.C. State University.

2013-11

Regional Report Eastern October 2013

Two decades in sales at United Parcel Service Inc. taught Travis Burt and Keith Byrd an important lesson about the logistics industry: There’s always room to negotiate.

2013-10

Fight over flight

Cover story: In the struggle for control of Charlotte’s airport, Aviation Director Jerry Orr wound up grounded. 

2013-09

Wheeling & dealing

Cover story: Wheeling & Dealing, Cars made Bruton Smith very rich. No wonder he seems to believe “it’s my way or the highway.”

2013-08

Top 75 public companies

Bigger Spenders. A rise in returns for the top public companies mirrors a comeback in consumers’ confidence.

2013-08

Regional Report Western August 2013

Evendale, Ohio-based GE Aviation says it has developed something that will change the jet-engine industry, and it has chosen Asheville as the place to produce it.

2013-08

Regional Report Charlotte July 2013

More than 150,000 of the 573,207 people who work in Mecklenburg County commute there from another county in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill metropolitan statistical area.

2013-07

Regional Report Eastern July 2013

A study says Interstate 95's North Carolina counties will lose economic output without an improved highway, but residents are balking at proposed tolls.

2013-07

Behind the checkout counter

The Fresh Market’s slip in same-store sales won’t spoil the grocer’s expansion plans.

2013-05

Paved with good intentions

Free & Clear: Investing wisely in transportation would boost economic growth in North Carolina, but all transportation programs are not created equal.

2013-02

Regional Report Eastern February 2013

Debate continues over how to replace a section of N.C. 12 near Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks that has been rocked by strong storms in recent years.

2013-02

Regional Report Triangle February 2013

As a candidate for governor, Republican Pat McCrory pledged to make government more responsive to business, so he stocked his cabinet with secretaries who have executive experience, most of them in the private sector.  

2013-02

Regional Report Charlotte January 2013

A N.C. Department of Transportation study showed that the state's 72 publicly owned airports had a $25.9 billion economic impact on North Carolina in 2010.

2013-01

Regional Report Eastern January 2013

The N.C. State Ports Authority plans to build a $60 million terminal for wood pellets at Port of Morehead City but isn’t sure how to pay for it.

2013-01

Regional Report Western January 2013

After Superstorm Sandy hit, Bostic-based Defiant Marine Inc. — a marine salvage company Ferris founded in 2010 — sent a crew to New York City to pump out the Montague Tube, which carries the subway under the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn

2013-01

Regional Report Triad November 2012

Red Oak Brewery's CEO says a state law requiring beer makers to turn all of their distribution over to wholesalers if they produce more than 25,000 31-gallon barrels in a year has stymied his expansion plans.

2012-11

Regional Report Charlotte November 2012

Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc., born in Charlotte and now based in the Queen City suburb of Matthews, has long dominated the upper end of the grocery market in and around its hometown, but a new rival Publix is threatening its turf.

2012-11

Regional Report Triad October 2012

Thomasville-based Wright Global Graphic Solutions Inc. has diversified beyond producing labels for home furnishers to succeed and grow.

2012-10