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| INDUSTRY ★ SPOTLIGHT | RISING IN THE EAST Find out why Eastern North Carolina is a magnet for economic growth. By Lauren Eberle Clockwise from top left: The NC History Center at Tryon Palace in New Bern; Hospira in Rocky Mount, the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies; Cape Lookout Lighthouse on the southern Outer Banks; The Arts Center at the Imperial Centre in Rocky Mount Opposite page: NAACO Materials Handling Group in Greenville, a leading manufacturer of lift trucks 136 JUNE 2014 C omprising several metropolitan and micropolitan areas, from the outskirts of the Research Triangle to the Atlantic coastline, the region of the NCEast Alliance is home to more than one million people. Attracted to the area's low cost of living, leading colleges, a major research university, and a positive labor environment, residents thrive in the region's booming life-sciences sector (think pharmaceuticals, marine sciences, and biofuels), at nationally known brands (such as Mt. Olive Pickles, Lennox, and General Electric), and in value-added agricultural facilities (including sweet potatoes, cucumbers, and seafood). Getting Settled Long before becoming the birthplace of PepsiCola, New Bern was settled in 1710 by Swiss and Palatine-German immigrants. Originally named Bern, after the capital of Switzerland, it became the first seat of the colonial government in North Carolina - and the second oldest town in the U.S. An Innovative Economy Today, a marriage of the region's skilled workforce, resources, and unmatched affordability produce a number of economic clusters. Major manufacturers vary from industrial machinery and food processing to chemical production and aerospace. In fact, more than 30 major aerospace companies employ 90,000-plus workers in this area, while medical device and pharmaceutical companies call Eastern North Carolina home as well. Meanwhile, life-science businesses have PHOTOS BY JOURNAL COMMUNICATIONS; CAPE LOOKOUT PHOTO BY CRYSTAL COAST TOURISM AUTHORITY ★

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - June 2014

US Airways - June 2014
Gear Up: Camping Tools
Connections: Everybody's Business
Getaway: Valencia Group Hotels
Travel Feature: Austin, Texas
US Airways Feature: New Service
Charlotte USA
Special Section: Mesa County, Colorado
To Your Health: Devereux
Special Section: Burbank, California
University Spotlight: Christopher Newport University
Industry Spotlight: Eastern North Carolina
Best of Health: Miami Foot & Ankle Surgery
Special Section: Philadelphia
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Audio Entertainment
Video Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
oneworld alliance
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Giving: Miles for Good
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - June 2014