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Jan 10, 2019

Reshoring of U.S. Apparel Manufacturing: Lesson from an Innovative North Carolina based Manufacturing Company

Governments and Industries alike have desired reshoring of U.S. apparel manufacturing for several years now, but the labor-intensive manufacturing processes of apparel have made reshoring financially infeasible. While industry efforts… 

Oct 17, 2018

‘Rounding Up’ Beats Traditional Fundraising Requests

If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, you may have been asked if you wanted to donate a dollar or five to charity. Or you may have been asked… 

Sep 8, 2018

Research on Raw Materials Sourcing Strategies by Chloe Castel

Chloe Castel, a Master of Science in Global Luxury Management at the SKEMA School of Business, discusses the sourcing strategies for raw materials in luxury items and its issues with sustainaility in her thesis. 

May 11, 2015

Waste to Green recognized for environmental impact

Waste to Green, a minority and woman-owned electronics recycling company, made the “B Corp Best for the Environment” list for the second year in a row. The company works with individuals and businesses to make sure that electronics are disposed of in the most environmentally and socially responsible way possible. 

May 6, 2015

Will NC lawmakers set a higher standard for business?

A proposed House bill would establish legal status for benefit corporations in North Carolina. 

Apr 15, 2015

Sydney Swain on path toward her goal: improving sustainability in global supply chains

It’s been an eventful week for Sydney Swain, a junior in NC State’s Poole College of Management. On March 11, she learned that she had been awarded a John Philip Couch… 

Mar 31, 2015

Bringing It Home conference looks to strengthen NC’s local economies

On March 18th, close to two hundred people gathered at Asheville-Bumcombe Technical Community College to discuss strategies for strengthening local economies. The inaugural Bringing It Home conference brought together new economic pioneers from across North Carolina to share promising initiatives and models that are helping keep money circulating locally. 

Mar 23, 2015

Business community signs up to Durham Living Wage

Photo: Durham Living Wage From high speed fiber broadband to the proposed Durham-Orange County light rail, there are signs that Durham’s economy is on a major upswing. Many in the community,… 

Jan 14, 2015


Eight North Carolinian food producers received national recognition for their outstanding products at the 2015 Good Food Awards. 

Dec 30, 2014


A slew of new initiatives is promoting green-minded investment in Asheville, North Carolina.