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Regional Report Charlotte May 2012

For the eighth time in 10 years, Statesville-Mooresville in Iredell County was Site Selection magazine’s top U.S. micropolitan area 

2012-05

Regional Report Eastern May 2012

Recently introduced regulations that limit the use of off-road vehicles at Cape Hatteras National Seashore have rekindled debate about the impact of those rules on North Carolina’s coastal economy.

2012-05

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%.

2012-05

Regional Report Triangle May 2012

Durham-based SJF Ventures’ third private-equity fund became the first national one to be licensed by the Small Business Administration as an Impact Investment Fund. 

2012-05

Regional Report Western May 2012

A Denver-based private-equity firm agreed to buy the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, a 99-year-old Asheville landmark, for an undisclosed sum.

2012-05

Two of a kind make a pair?

Most of the state’s major corporations apparently believe the referendum on gay marriage is none of their business.

2012-03

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.

2012-03

Do-it-yourself

Up Front: Business North Carolina compiled its own list of Tar Heel state top hospitals this year for the first time.

2012-03

The levy as a lever

Gearino: It’s always fun when tax season coincides with an election cycle.

2012-03

Her story and history

Mooneyham: On this, there can be no debate: Beverly Perdue made history.

2012-03

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.

2012-03

Buy the numbers

Data on how successfully, not how often, hospitals treat their patients will drive dollars under health-care reform.

2012-03

Regional Report Triangle March 2012

When Bob Geolas was a boy, his father took him to see construction at Research Triangle Park. Now he's the president and CEO of the Research Triangle Park Foundation of North Carolina.

2012-03

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.

2012-03

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.

2012-03

Regional Report Charlotte March 2012

The Charlotte energy sector, which President Barack Obama has repeatedly praised, features such behemoths as Duke Energy Corp. and Siemens Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Germany-based Siemens AG. But economic-development officials are quick to admit its biggest flaw: a lack of startups.

2012-03

All that counts

Up Front: Journalists sometimes mess up, too.

2012-02

The best of luck

People who know the majority owner of the Carolina Panthers describe Jerry Richardson many ways.

2012-02

Pointing fingers over idle hands

Mooneyham: In this down economy, politicians on both the left and right have tried to sell themselves to constituents as being all about jobs.

2012-02

Chiquita’s slip is showing

Gearino: North Carolina’s newest corporate resident-to-be, Chiquita Brands International Inc., recently found itself in the odd situation of simultaneously being a boycotter and boycottee.

2012-02