May 2024 – Business North Carolina


Nido Qubein’s remarkable ride that has quadrupled enrollment and raised High Point University’s profile over the past 19 years is the May cover story in the February Business North Carolina. The story complements the magazine’s annual Higher Education Directory, which provides data on 132 universities and colleges.

Another feature story describes General Motors’ plans to build military vehicles in Cabarrus as part of the automakers’ expansion into defense contracting. Also, Chris Roush explains Martin Marietta Material’s disciplined acquisition strategy that has created a leader in the aggregates-industry.

Other stories review the abrupt departure of the CEO at Wilmington’s largest foundation; the growth of tech companies Higharc in Durham and Xtern Software in Greensboro; and practical approaches to environmentalism promoted by an innovative public-private Charlotte partnership. Finally, biscuit lovers can learn some secrets from an interview with Biscuitville CEO Kathie Niven.

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