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3 of top 4 ‘Dirty Dozen’ include home-improvement companies (access required)

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An air-duct cleaning company operating under fictitious business names in the Charlotte area has topped the Better Business Bureau’s 2014 Dirty Dozen List of the top local companies with the most unanswered and unresolved complaints last year. The companies holding ...

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Guest column: Teamwork and new technology drive campus construction projects (access required)

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As the concrete and steel of Davidson College’s New Academic Building (NAB) rise slowly to fill a 15-foot-deep hole behind Martin Science Building, the enormous structure is already nearly complete in cyberspace. A collaboration of its construction partners is employing ...

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GoodSports answers — and leaves — questions (access required)

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A representative from GoodSports Enterprises, which is seeking taxpayer funds to develop a sports complex near Bojangles’ Coliseum, declined to name the source of the company’s financing for the proposed $76.7 million venture at a meeting with city officials Wednesday. ...

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All eyes on Raleigh: Public buildings and infrastructure, community associations likely on agenda (access required)

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North Carolina’s legislators returned to Raleigh on Wednesday, and contractors, real estate professionals and developers are watching to see what legislation may be considered that will make their work easier or more difficult, more lucrative or less profitable. Among issues ...

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Commercial outlook 2015: Population and job growth expected to support apartments, offices, industrial space (access required)

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While the rapid growth of apartments in the Charlotte region has some industry professionals concerned that vacancy rates could rise in the near future, they believe job growth and projected population growth will fill the supply in the long run. ...

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Apartments dominate construction: Multifamily developments account for 7 of 10 largest projects in 2014 (access required)

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Large commercial construction projects in Mecklenburg County in 2014 were dominated, like in many regions in the U.S., by the development of apartment buildings. One of Charlotte’s submarkets, Uptown/South End, was recently named the nation’s busiest submarket for apartment construction ...

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