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Shopping discount: hip or hype?
The past decade has seen a proliferation of factory outlet stores and centers, many of which are located in the Fifth District. Some are even tourist attractions. But will these outlets continue to succeed in the '90s?
Maryland: picking up the pace
Wedged between the North and the South, Maryland is enjoying a business growth spurt that translates into new jobs and a brighter future.
North Carolina: Wall Street of the south
An aggressive economic plan and a restructuring of the state's manufacturing industry give North Carolina an edge in courting new trade.
Virginia: state of promise
Economic change sweeps through Virginia as the state adds more technology-based industries and embraces a commitment to new ideas.
South Carolina: rainbow row
By wooing foreign business through incentive packages, South Carolina has secured a place in the global marketplace.
West Virginia: place of the future
Moving forward with a strengthening economy and its lowest unemployment rate in almost 20 years, West Virginia is attracting new business.
Is it a pea? Or is it a nut? Whichever it is, the popular peanut is a big industry for North Carolina and Virginia.
Loan lending magic
New technology revolutionizes the loan process as automatic loan machines spark the interest of the banking community.
Diversity of industry fuels economies
A strong mix of manufacturing, services, agriculture, and tourism industries make the Fifth District home to a varied economy.