The Triad area is licking its wounds today because of the disappointing news that Toyota and Mazda chose Alabama for a $1.6 billion auto-manufacturing plant that many thought was headed to North Carolina. We asked economic-development consultant John Boyd to discuss the decision. His New Jersey-based company has advised dozens of businesses in site-selection decisions. His comments are edited for clarity and brevity. What should North Carolina think about the decision?
As North Carolinians have learned over the last 40 years, a Bojangles’ biscuit is heavenly just out of the oven, but not as delectable a few hours later. Shares of the Charlotte-based fast-food company have shown a similar trajectory, going from scrumptious to stale. Praised for its cultlike following in the Carolinas with ambitions to expand beyond the Southeast, the company raised $147 million in an initial public offering in May 2015.
It’s an understatement to say 2017 was an excellent year for our state: Lowest unemployment rate in 17 years and a record number of people with jobs. More than 400,000 fewer people receiving food stamps than a year earlier. Home of the NCAA men’s basketball champions. But aside from Roy Williams, who had a distinctive year in North Carolina business? Here are a few ideas:Doug Lebda — CEO of LendingTree.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".