Time for a change

The state's tax system, mired in the past, no longer works. But bringing it into the 21st century will take a lot of guts.

The battle of Lexington

Cover story: After losing jobs and people, a factory town fights to remake itself.

States’ bragging rights

Capital Goods: Would a superhighway from Raleigh to Norfolk be a bigger boost to business than building a $4 billion deepwater port in North Carolina?

Spring cleaning

Up Front: We redesigned out website, aiming to give readers more news and easier ways to find the magazine's contents.

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.

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. 

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%.

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 [...]

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 

Fertile ground

A Boston university sees green growing from a branch it opened in Charlotte.

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