Regional Focus

Business North Carolina regularly partners with regional chambers of commerce, convention and visitor bureaus and other local economic development organizations to create regional profiles for counties across North Carolina. Content is provided by the organizations and edited and designed by Business North Carolina. The special advertising sections highlight the successes, challenges and factors affecting the different regional economies. Click on the region to view these articles.

2014

Coastal Carolina: Sand dollars
Tourism is the biggest industry on the North Carolina coast, but efforts are underway to develop other ventures. (June 2014)

Forsyth County: A better blend
Forsyth County was built on tobacco manufacturing, but it's growing because of its educated workforce, quality of life and variety of businesses. (May 2014)

Pitt County: Pumping up its core
Technology and education are helping Pitt County's most important industries reach the next level. (March 2014)

Charlotte: Production's promise
Manufacturing strengthens the finance-focused region by diversifying its economy. (February 2014)

2013

Catawba County: Lesson learned
A recently launched economic-development initiative uses the best from Catawba County's past to shape its future. (December 2013)

Gaston County: The right mix
Location, workforce development and quality of life form a solid foundation for Gaston County businesses now and in the future. (October 2013)

Moore County: New game in town
Businesses, schools and economic developers help Moore County grow beyond its reputation for golf and retirement living. (July 2013)

Cumberland County: Marching orders
Guided by its military connections, Cumberland County heads in new directions. (July 2013)

 

Archives:

Watauga County: High and mighty

Piedmont Triad: The region looks beyond tobacco, textiles and furniture

Guilford County: A tale of two cities

Gaston County: Business ready

New Hanover County: Coastal hospitality

Catawba County: Spreading the word

Durham County: Bullish on Durham