With the new year, the city of Greensboro is reviewing its current economic recruitment strategy to see if there's a better way to land a major economic partner. Catherine Carlock covers economic development for The Business Journal. Carlock and WFDD's Audrey Fannin discuss the business community's rising frustration as major companies have expressed interest in the city, but then settled elsewhere.
Immigrants have long come to our country to create the businesses they envisioned and live the American Dream. This week, the Business Journal is profiling some of these very successful entrepreneurs. Business Journal contributing writer Justin Catanoso, who is also director of Wake Forest University's journalism program, visited our studios to discuss these immigrants who have ‘Made it in America' with WFDD's Audrey Fannin.
Correction: Yuni Nguyen, owner of the American Language Academy in Greensboro, was misidentified as male in the report. Our apologies to Ms. Nguyen!
Craft breweries are a $10 billion industry in North Carolina, and employ more than a thousand people in the Triad alone. Justin Catanoso, a contributing writer with the Business Journal and director of Wake Forest University's journalism program, discusses the growth of this industry in the Triad with WFDD's Audrey Fannin.
More than 850-thousand North Carolinians are estimated to either have no health insurance or to be under-insured. That is expected to change as of January 1st, when the main part of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, goes into effect. Plan outlines have already been released by health insurance companies so individuals can begin their research, and next month they can begin applying for the plan they prefer. Business Journal contributing writer
Apartment development has been on the rise since the housing market disintegrated during the recession. Downtown Winston-Salem has had a number of new apartment complexes open up recently, and on this week's Business Report, Catherine Carlock, a reporter with The Business Journal, discusses plans for renovating five R.J. Reynolds buildings into new housing.