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German-based Mann + Hummel, maker of air, fuel, oil and water filters, selected Raleigh for its North American headquarters. The company first came to the U.S. in 1994 when it opened a filter technology business in Illinois. It later added factories in Tennessee and Michigan, then, in 2006, set their sights on North Carolina when it and the Bosch Group jointly purchased a plant in Fayetteville. Most recently, in 2013, the company announced that it would move their North American headquarters to Raleigh, added an Innovation Center at N.C. State’s Centennial Campus, and bought outright ownership of the Fayetteville plant.

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Permit issuance has seen a slow steady increase since the economic downturn in 2008. The numbers declined only sightly in FY13/14 due to a change in legislation. The NC General Assembly passed SL 2013-160 specifying that when appliance installers are licensed to perform all aspects of an installation, only one permit will be required.

In the years leading up to The Great Recession, Raleigh experienced a boom in both residential and commercial development. Large-scale projects including single-family subdivisions, multi-family condominiums, commercial shopping centers, medical facilities and university campuses were either permitted or under review.

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The Office of Economic Development has just released its inaugural Annual Report. The FY 2013/2014 report includes data previously found in the Growth and Development Report produced by the Long Range Planning Division and tells the story of development and investment happening all over Raleigh.

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Ashley Christensen
AC-Restaurants

"Raleigh is an identity in progress"

In our new video series, Why Raleigh Works, local business leaders tell us why Raleigh topped their list of places to start or expand their business. The first in the series is an interview with Ashley Christensen, award-winning chef and owner of AC-Restaurants. This series will continue with more of Raleigh’s business leaders from all industry sectors.

Watch the videos to see why Raleigh works for local businesses.

 

Jesse Lipson
Citrix

"Raleigh is a great place to bootstrap a business"

In our new video series, Why Raleigh Works, local business leaders tell us why Raleigh topped their list of places to start or expand their business. The second in the series is an interview with Jesse Lipson, VP & GM of Documents Cloud at Citrix, and founder of Sharefile (acquired by Citrix). Jesse tells the story of why he chose to bootstrap his company in Raleigh. He also explains that being so close to several major universities provides an abundance of highly educated prospective employees. This series will continue with more of Raleigh’s business leaders from all industry sectors.

Watch the videos to see why Raleigh works for local businesses.

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