Charlotte remains the state’s top city by industrial employment, with 40,727 manufacturing jobs, up nearly 1 percent over the year, according to the 2011 North Carolina Manufacturers Register. Meanwhile, manufacturing jobs in North Carolina are down 1.6 percent from last year, according to ...Read More »
Bass Pro Shop’s Bassmaster Southern Open is expected to have an economic impact of $479,000 during its March 24-26 run, Visit Lake Norman said. About 400 anglers and co-anglers are expected to compete in the tournament. Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, which ...Read More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina is seeing some welcome signs of job growth but not enough to keep the state’s unemployment rate from creeping upward. The Employment Security Commission reported today that the state’s unemployment rate in January was 9.9 percent, ...
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RALEIGH — Gov. Beverly Perdue says she believes it’s a good time to try to lure California-based companies to build or expand in North Carolina. Perdue and other administration officials were heading today to the West Coast on a trade ...Read More »
John Woodward entered the building industry eight years ago when Charlotte’s population was booming. Seduced by the influx of residents, Woodward became a licensed contractor and started a small residential construction company, Woodward Builders, in Charlotte. “There was construction on ...Read More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s population of Latinos has more than doubled over the past decade, leading a statewide growth spurt that involved nearly all 100 counties, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The state’s overall population ...Read More »
Recently retired from Poseidon Seafood, a Charlotte seafood distributor he started in 1986, Richard LaVecchia was getting antsy with his newfound freedom and decided to drive into downtown Belmont in Gaston County to look around. That was about six years ...Read More »
The 2012 Democratic National Convention will help lure businesses to Charlotte. That’s according to a majority of voters who responded to a Mecklenburg Times’ online poll. A total of 70.5 percent of voters said the convention will bring more businesses ...Read More »
In many people’s minds, Charlotte is still Banktown. So says a survey conducted as a starting point for a public relations campaign launched this year by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte Center City Partners and Charlotte Regional Partnership to ...
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Just hours after the Democratic Party announced that Charlotte would host its 2012 national convention, the Levine Museum of the New South got a phone call. A national organization wanted to book the museum during the convention for a sit-down ...Read More »