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Oral History Interview with Lauch Faircloth, March 22, 1999. Interview I-0069. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007).
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  • Abstract
    North Carolina businessman and politician Lauch Faircloth describes his ascent through business and politics. As a businessman, Faircloth expanded from produce farming to concrete, timber farming, and hog growing. As a politician, Faircloth sought to create a business-friendly environment by discouraging union activity and building roads. Faircloth offers a look at the intersections between business and politics in a state concerned with growth and some of the strategies that attracted business to the state in the 1970s and 1980s.
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  • Family history of immigration to America
  • Business ventures in North Carolina
  • Early experiences with politics in North Carolina
  • Head of state highway commission builds highways
  • Anti-union planning attracts businesses
  • Discouraging unionized businesses
  • Story about pharmaceutical industry in North Carolina
  • Successful growth without tax incentives
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  • Subjects
  • North Carolina--Politics and government--1951-
  • Industries--North Carolina--History--20th century
  • Industrial promotion--North Carolina
  • Industrial policy--North Carolina
  • Highway planning--North Carolina
  • Labor policy--North Carolina--History--20th century
  • Faircloth, Lauch (Duncan MacLauchlan)
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