North Carolina Power 100

North Carolina Power 100



VisionQuest chief denies federal fraud charges

VisionQuest Capital faces federal charges of allegedly defrauding investors of about $15 million

Clayton rodmaker Cashion lures avid anglers

It’s the science that turns this rod into a different kettle of fish.

Delmestri family earns healthy returns from hospital furniture

IoA designs and sells customized furniture to U.S. hospitals.

The little-known tale of the N.C. Railroad Co.’s birth

Calvin Graves is the forgotten leader who set North Carolina on track for progress.

Asheville event makes a business play on climate change

Asheville has now been dubbed “Climate City,” as it plays host to the inaugural ClimateCon 2018.

Drapac bets on Brunswick County growth

Australian investor Drapac Capital Partners scooped up distressed properties including several in fast-growing Brunswick County.

The big fall for top cat Jerry Richardson

Decades of admiration and respect quickly disintegrate for Jerry Richardson.

Historic Smithfield’s star is rising

Smithfield lures visitors as the birthplace of a famous Hollywood starlet — But the former tobacco town on the edge of the Triangle looks to develop a luster all its own.

Alevo’s dreams dashed as promises proved unattainable

Alevo promised to reignite a storied N.C. manufacturing plant by making revolutionary storage batteries, creating an economic powerhouse. Three years later, after a bankruptcy and mass layoff, [...]

Bain Capital Ventures parks $43M in Passport

Bain Capital Ventures parks money in Passport.

Catawba county delivers on its promises

Catawba County has reinvented itself as a high-tech hub, drawing on its roots in furniture and textiles.

Folwell, Custer, others share 2018 N.C. econ outlook

A long list of job announcements closed out 2017. As the state looks to repeat its success this year, it can’t afford to leave rural areas behind.

First in Flight: The future of flying

The birthplace of aviation reaches new heights as international airports and aerospace manufacturing extend North Carolina’s global reach.

First in Flight: Soaring to success

International airports are soaring high.

First in Flight: Ready for takeoff

From Kinston to Asheville, more than 1,000 companies make up a thriving aerospace supply chain.

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