Davie County http://wunc.org en The Return of the Furniture Industry http://wunc.org/post/return-furniture-industry <p>For the past 25 years, North Carolina’s once-vibrant furniture industry has been dwindling. Factories have moved abroad and thousands of jobs have been lost. But now, things might be turning around. As countries like China develop a higher standard of living, it's no longer cheaper for companies to move there. Some businesses are finding it cheaper to operate in the U.S. where, conveniently, there already are empty factories and a trained workforce. Fri, 18 May 2012 13:39:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 4735 at http://wunc.org Triad County Gets Land for Development http://wunc.org/post/triad-county-gets-land-development <p>This week one North Carolina company gave Davie County a substantial gift.<br><br>Winston-Salem based R.J. Reynolds Tobacco gave the rural county 360 acres of undeveloped land southwest of the city. The gift is expected to help bring manufacturing jobs. Terry Bralley is President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. He says at least one furniture company is considering a plant in the area.<br> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 09:40:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 7374 at http://wunc.org