Thursday, June 30, 2022

September 2011

Regional Report Western September 2011


Gambling has paid off in spades for western North Carolina, according to a study by UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School paid for by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Regional Report Triangle September 2011

A report that shows North Carolina’s publicly traded biotechnology companies increased profits more than any other state’s might be overstating it — at least where the Triangle is concerned.

Regional Report Triad September 2011

It’s not as if Guilford County doesn’t love Honda Aircraft Co.

Regional Report Eastern September 2011

Most of Mount Olive-based Andy’s Burgers, Shakes & Fries Inc.’s franchised and company-owned restaurants are in eastern North Carolina.

Regional Report Charlotte September 2011

Charlotte boosters spent more than $700,000 — most of it tax money — on a Center City 2020 Vision Plan that focuses on what they want to see downtown but is fuzzy on details of how to get it.

High-Yield Investment

Green into gray, earth into a hazy sky, one melts into the other. Motionless in the sultry morning, corn seems to stretch to infinity.

Green-hued monster

Because I’m a man prone to hopeless causes — that’s what growing up an Atlanta Falcons fan will do for you — I have oodles of sympathy for people who place their faith in the idea of a “green” economy.

Face value

Chivalry is not dead, but it nearly killed me. Here’s how it happened.

Eyes on the prize

The median change in the three-year total shareholder return for the state’s largest public companies was an increase of 49.7%

Betting on a Shore Thing

Change along our coastline has been a constant since the present system of barrier islands and associated estuaries and their wetlands first formed several thousand years ago.

Bending the rules

You don’t have to look hard to find a business owner, be it a big-time developer or a small retailer, with a story about unwanted government regulation.