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Center for Carolina Living Return of the native: Though William Sydney Porter found fame in Texas and New York under the pen name of O. Henry, he remains a favorite son of Greensboro, his hometown. Besides this three-piece bronze sculpture of him downtown, he’s remembered in an exhibit at the Greensboro Historical Museum. And a Four-Diamond hotel here bears his name.
Photo courtesy of Greensboro Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
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ounded in 1808, Greensboro was named after Gen. Nathanael Greene, who, in 1781, won one of the most fierce and decisive battles of the Revolutionary War at Guilford Courthouse. Although the British held the field after the battle, they lost one-quarter of their army while Greene and his troops slipped away. Today, as the largest of the Triad cities, Greensboro sits at the intersections of I-85 and I-40, just two hours to the mountains, or three hours to the beach.

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In its 200-year history, Greensboro has evolved into a bustling, diversified business center. The bulk of its current workforce is divided among services (35.6%), manufacturing (14.7%), government (10.3%), and retail trade (10.7%).

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n 2006, new and expanding firms created 1,245 jobs and invested almost $144 million in the city. Greensboro is preparing for the opening of the FedEx Mid-Atlantic hub by 2009. Honda Aircraft Company announced that Greensboro has been chosen as its world headquarters, where the company plans to manufacture their innovative HondaJet planes.

In addition to a thriving business environment, Greensboro offers many cultural activities. It features the nationally-recognized Weatherspoon Art Gallery with its American 20th Century collection, the Historical Museum (with exhibits on Greensboro natives “O. Henry” and Dolley Madison), and the Greensboro Cultural Center. Children will enjoy the wonders found in the Natural Science Center, which has expanded its zoo, and they’ll have fun learning at the Greensboro Children’s Museum.

The Guilford Native American Art Gallery is located in the Cultural Center, and showcases Native American art and artifacts. The gallery also hosts four exhibitions each year, and includes a gift shop which sells traditional and contemporary Native American art.

A contemporary gallery, Two Art Chicks, features 12 working studios on Elm Street. It’s really an artists’ co-op, with working, teaching and sales space.

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Center for Carolina Living If the outdoors has more appeal, Greensboro offers numerous parks, golf courses and lakes for an active lifestyle. Center City Park, in the downtown area, offers residents somewhere to relax and enjoy the outdoors and special events.
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What’s more, the residents care about keeping outside areas attractive. Greensboro Beautiful is a group of volunteers who have spent almost 40 years working with the Parks and Recreation Department. They raise funds for the parks and devote hours to projects needing their attention.

The Greensboro Arboretum has nine permanent gardens and special displays. The 17-acre site hosts the annual Art in the Arboretum event which features the work of area artists.

In recent years, the revitalized downtown area has seen the opening of more than 20 new restaurants, about a dozen nightclubs and well over 100 condominiums and apartments.

Greensboro is home to two state universities, three private colleges, and one community college, including the South’s first co-educational institution. Elon University’s much-anticipated law school is now open.

The Wyndham Championship attracts the best pro golfers, while the Greensboro Coliseum has a rich tradition in hosting ACC and NCAA Basketball Tournament events. In addition, Greensboro is home to minor-league teams in baseball (the Greensboro Grasshoppers), soccer (the Carolina Dynamics), and football (The Greensboro Revolution).

Recently, Forbes ranked Greensboro as the eighth most affordable housing market in the U.S.


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The Triad
Greensboro ~ High Point ~ Winston-Salem


The transformation of the Piedmont Triad's economy is happening even as we speak, as high-tech and service companies move in to take over the status formerly held by manufacturing industries.

Of course, High Point remains the "Furniture Capital of the World" and Sara Lee, the branded apparel manufacturer, remains the second-largest employer in the area, so don¹t count out manufacturing just yet.

Within 30 miles of one another in the Piedmont section of North Carolina, the towns of Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point help form the Piedmont Triad region. The Blue Ridge Mountains are two hours to the west and the beaches four hours to the east.

You'll find 12 of North Carolina's most exciting museums, 13 institutions of higher learning, 50 golf courses, 300 tennis courts, 430 parks, many nature and horseback riding trails and a National Military Park.

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Katherine Pettit has worked as a writer, magazine editor, printer and public relations consultant. The Columbia resident has published more than 250 articles in magazines and newspapers. Her writing explores a variety of subjects including travel, lifestyles, business and management.

Alan Breznick is primarily a business and technology writer, editor and analyst based in Raleigh, N.C. He has written for scores of newspapers and magazines, including The Washington Post, New York Newsday, Business Week, Business North Carolina, Triangle Business Journal, Sport and Parenting. He can be reached at albreznick@earthlink.net.
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