This content is brought to you in partnership with WGU North Carolina, an accredited online university offering affordable and personalized online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Shauntae Jordan has worn a variety of hats over the course of her career, with a focus on personal development and empowerment. As a program mentor for Western Governors University’s […]
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Harry Smith praises UNC System leaders
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In response to growing job demand in the state and across the country, UNC Charlotte has opened the first School of Data Science in North Carolina. It is planning to offer the state's only bachelor's program in data science beginning this fall.
Last week, UNC Chapel Hill's student newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel, filed a lawsuit against the UNC System and the UNC Board of Governors regarding its settlement over the Silent Sam statue.
Mission Hospital displays 659 art pieces
North Carolina 2020 economic outlook
Statesville-based Steel Tube Inc. has been awarded $2.2M after its co-founder was convicted of fraud and negligence.
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Charlotte affordable housing project progresses
Hendrick Automotive CEO Ed Brown retires.
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This content is brought to you in partnership with WGU North Carolina, an accredited online university offering affordable and personalized online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Student loan debt and debt forgiveness have been in the news as of late, with many presidential candidates addressing the issue in their stump speeches and floating proposals on […]
Duke Energy has reached a settlement to shut down and excavate its remaining nine coal ash basins in North Carolina.
Shawn Harding takes over as the 12th president of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation.
Sara Rose Harcus is a former chemist, entrepreneur, and a urinary tract infection expert. After losing a grandparent who endured a chronic UTI, and suffering from more than 25 UTIs herself, she started Dmanna, a company that makes scientifically proven UTI products, and Tribecan, a telehealth startup using artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve patient outcomes […]
Atrium Health loosens ties with Greensboro-based Cone Health, expects lower net profit in 2020
As President and CEO of National Coatings, Zeb oversees operational procedures, policies and standards to ensure production efficiency, quality service and cost-effective management of resources. He also plans, develops, implements, directs and evaluates the organization’s fiscal function and performance, while also stimulating its operation to generate resources, promote revenue, profitability and growth as an organization. […]
Brian Moynihan dishes on various topics at Charlotte event
Kernersville investor buys assets of a former Chinese-owned metal fabricator
Fred Whitfield, president and vice chairman of the Charlotte Hornets, has been named the 2019 Citizen of the Carolinas. The award honors those who have made significant contributions to business and economic development and the community at large.
FNB Tower opens in downtown Raleigh.
N.C. State Treasurer Dale Folwell criticizes Atrium Health-Wake Forest Health combination
A trio of scientists at N.C. State University have been awarded $12.8 million to genetically improve the quality and attributes of blueberries and cranberries.
Developer Dewitt Carolinas Inc. plans a $1 billion, 40-acre mixed-use project in North Raleigh
McAdenville-based Pharr selling its yarn businesses to larger companies.
Charlotte-based SPX FLOW sold a power and energy unit for $475 million to the Apollo Global private-equity group.
North Carolina was awarded a $6.5 million grant for partnerships to address the opioid crisis.
Wis.-based Packers Sanitation Services announced it's laying off 102 workers at its operations in Monroe, effective Dec. 5.
Saving 15% on medical costs over the next 10 years may not sound very ambitious but in health care it counts as momentous. That’s what Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is projecting for its Blue Premier plan which aims to shift medical spending from traditional fee-for-service to a “value-based” model in which […]
Developer Dewitt Carolinas Inc. has revealed plans for its $1 billion, 40-acre mixed-use project in North Raleigh
Chapel Hill-based branding and advertising consultancy Engine Enterprises LLC is celebrating a big milestone this month: its 10-year anniversary. The 10-employee firm has worked on numerous campaigns for clients both in North Carolina and beyond, including Grandfather Mountain, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau, CEP Compression and Bayer Crop Science. “The Great […]
S&P Global Ratings says tying up with Atrium may boost Wake Forest Baptist's credit strength
Charlotte's Paymentus Corp. is helping Amazon customers manager their utility bills
American credit rating agency Moody's says failing to pass a state budget hurts North Carolina's credit, but it has enough funds for now.
Enrollment at many North Carolina community colleges are showing some surprising declines.
Intrepid Artists, a leader in repping blues artists, celebrates its 25th anniversary
Pappas Properties is developing a mixed-use project in Charlotte's Midtown area that will include a Tapestry hotel.
State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s call for Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget and finance unit to take over responsibility for N.C. Department of Transportation finances — and dismiss agency Secretary James Trogdon — has sparked rising hostility between the two state officials. Folwell’s main beef is that N.C. DOT is overspending and making more than $1 billion […]
Atrium Health, Wake Forest Baptist and Wake Forest University are moving closer to merging health operations.
NRP Group is one of the nation’s largest developers of affordable-rate apartments, including about a dozen projects in eastern North Carolina ranging from the coast to Durham. In January, the Cleveland-based company broke ground on Platform Lofts, the first affordable-rate apartment community adjacent to Charlotte’s Lynx Blue Line light-rail service. Completion is expected next summer. […]
CNBC rates Winston-Salem's Salem Investment Counselors as the top U.S. adviser
One of the biggest business stories of 2019 in North Carolina is the pending $66 billion merger of Winston-Salem-based BB&T and Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks Inc., which will result in the new Truist Financial, headquartered in downtown Charlotte. It is expected to be completed either by the end of the year, or shortly thereafter, resulting in […]
UNC Chapel Hill's football coach makes 19 times the annual salary of the N.C. governor
Turning poultry litter into electricity boosts North Carolina's renewable-energy industry.
Raleigh-based Pendo raises $100 million and is now valued at more than $1 billion.
New Hanover and the county's Regional Medical Center formed a Partnership Advisory Group to explore potential opportunities for the future of the health care provider.
Brittany Brady is the president and CEO of the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development and its sister organization, the Economic Investment Fund of Henderson County. Brittany will have been with the Partnership for nine years in November and has spent two years in her current position. As the professional economic development entity for the […]
A report published in The Athletic online sports news outlet found that years of concussion research conducted at UNC Chapel Hill may be unreliable because researchers failed to disclose using athletes with learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as test subjects for concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI) research. The research was led by […]
Veteran N.C. bankers Stave Jones and Scott Custer plot big growth for Dogwood State Bank.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Board of Trustees sent a letter to N.C.DOI Commissioner Mike Causey detailing new transparency protocols
Raleigh's CAPTRUST acquires Boston Advisors' Private Advisory Group, adding 15 employees and $1.5 billion assets under management
N.C. AG Josh Stein and S.C. AG Alan Wilson discuss the benefits of hiring felons at the Goodwill Opportunity Center in Charlotte
Raleigh's Innovate Biopharmaceuticals announced plans to acquire Israel-based RDD Pharma Ltd. The combined company will be named 9 Meters Biopharma Inc.
CresCom Bank CEO David Morrow discusses the South Carolina bank's push into North Carolina
A leader of a trade group for N.C. businesses says giving Duke Energy Corp. more regulatory flexibility is a bad idea.
Steve Nelson, a Blue Cross Blue Shield Board of Trustees member of 17 years, resigned from his position last week after the resignation of former-CEO Patrick Conway.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has named Thomas Stith III, a Durham native and former Chief of Staff to Governor Pat McCrory, as the new North Carolina District Director.
North Carolina is smack dab in the middle of the ranks when it comes to energy efficiency, according to a new report from nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard ranks the Old North State No. 26, tying with Nevada and Texas. N.C. was also ranked 26th in 2018. […]
Atrium Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health are discussing a combination. A look at their financials.
Dr. Patrick Conway, who stepped down as Blue Cross Blue Shield's CEO last night, posted a statement regarding his resignation in a string of tweets on Twitter early this morning.
Blackhawk Hardware is a Charlotte institution, having operated at the Park Road Shopping Center since 1977. The Ace Hardware Corp. franchise is adding 12,000 square feet of sales space by March, a surprising move given retailing’s overall shrinkage. In addition to a new elevator, Blackhawk is adding a red spiral slide for customers of all […]
Patrick Conway, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina CEO, should resign, N.C. Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey said at a press conference in Gastonia Wednesday. He criticized the insurer’s board for failing to protect its policyholders and said that Conway had misled his own board. “I call on the board of directors to fulfill their […]
Greenville businessman Harry Smith is stepping down as chairman of the UNC System Board of Governors on Oct. 1.
The Charlotte Hornets and Charlotte Regional Business Alliance have partnered with the NBA and Jordan brand in an effort to bring more further direct investment to the area
Patrick Conway, head of North Carolina's biggest health insurer, took a 30-day leave following his June DWI arrest in Randolph County. The company didn't disclose the action.
Insurer Aetna says it didn't receive a fair shake when North Carolina picked five companies to manage $30 billion in Medicaid spending.
Amy is the marketing manager at Eagles Nest Outfitters in Asheville and spearheads their initiatives for giving back to the global community. For more than 20 years, Amy has dedicated her energy and skills to connecting others to the outdoors. From directing pioneering experiential education programs with youth across the Southeast to living on the […]
The CEO of North Carolina's biggest health insurer faces driving while impaired charges in a June incident.
Esports and competitive gaming have taken the world by storm. Gaming research firm Newzoo estimates the number of esports enthusiasts reached 165 million worldwide last year, raking in upwards of $900 million in revenue. Newzoo expects that audience to grow to 250 million by the end of 2021 and generate $1.65 billion in revenue. Professional […]
Charlotte-based Atrium Health said it had total enterprise net income of $764 million in the first half of 2019, citing investment gains. It had budgeted for $238 million.
The N.C.Chamber is holding a conference this week to help North Carolina improve its weak record for health care — 33rd for its mix of high costs and weak patient outcomes, according to a United Healthcare survey, chamber CEO Gary Salamido says.
New York-based Better.com plans to add 1,000 jobs in Charlotte over the next five years.
Charlotte-based Carolina Motor Club, the AAA group of the Carolinas, and Michigan’s The Auto Club Group, the second-largest AAA club in North America, have agreed to merge and combine operations. Subject to legal and regulator approval, the merged Auto Club Group will consist of 13 states, 9,600 employees and serve more than 12 million members. […]
Michigan-based Crypton Companies has acquired Cliffside's American-made fabric producer, Abercrombie Textiles
Charlotte Regional Business Alliance names its upcoming chairs.
Seven Gaston County physicians want to leave CaroMont Health and join a Charlotte-based physicians group.
The appeal of housing projects that limit their population to adults aged 55 and older is growing, particularly in attractive Sun Belt cities like Charlotte and Raleigh, where a lot of children of out-of-state senior citizens are landing jobs. That’s part of the reason that the Shea Family of Companies is enjoying success at its […]
One North Center, a $19 million apartment project slated for downtown Hickory, received city council approval this week.
Blair is a strategic marketer, leader, speaker and mentor. He is senior vice president of marketing and talent management for Charlotte-based OrthoCarolina as well as co-director of the OrthoCarolina Foundation and brand strategist for QCB Consulting. Blair serves on the boards of Isabella Santos Foundation, NoDa Brewing Co., Charlotte Cobras Football, SkillPop, and Queens University’s […]
After a national search to replace former president Lew Ebert, the NC Chamber last week chose the in-house candidate, Gary Salamido, to lead the Raleigh-based business advocacy group. He has worked for the chamber since 2011 after spending the previous 19 years at drug giant GlaxoSmithKline plc. Salamido has an unusual background for the leader […]
Highwoods Properties is paying an N.C.-record $436 million for a Charlotte office tower. Queen City real-estate expert Ryan Clutter analyzes the deal.
The NC Chamber, the state’s largest business advocacy organization, picked Gary Salamido as president and CEO, effective Friday. He became chief operating officer and acting president of in late 2018 after the resignation of Lew Ebert, who held the post for 12 years.
N.C. Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten, 67, is retiring in December. He leads the biggest N.C.-based insurance company and is a key lobbyist.
The largest N.C.-based entries on this year's Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies.
Wilmington-based Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar operates 15 restaurants with plans to nearly double in size over the next two years.
Preferred Office Properties plans 30-story tower in Raleigh. It already has trophy buildings there and Charlotte.
New Hanover Regional Medical Center is thriving. But its leadership thinks it may be time to sell.
(Construction started today on LendingTree's new headquarters in downtown Charlotte.
Panorama Holdings is developing a 14-story mixed-use tower in Ballantyne Village, which will be the tallest development outside Charlotte's downtown area. Amenities will include hotel and office space and a rooftop bar and restaurant.
AvidXchange, Charlotte's largest tech firm, announced a $41M investment to expand its corporate headquarters and a strategic partnership with SAP Concur.
This content is brought to you in partnership with the city of Greenville. Greenville, N.C., serves not only as an incubator for outside business, but also caters to nurturing its own homegrown ventures. Take Jessica Albea, for example. After growing up in the eastern North Carolina town, she discovered it was the perfect place for […]