Title: Oral History Interview with S. Davis (Dave) Phillips, January 27, 1999. Interview I-0084.
Interviewer: Mosnier, Joseph
Interviewee: Phillips, S. Davis (Dave)
Subjects: North Carolina--Politics and government--1951- Furniture industry and trade--North Carolina Industries--North Carolina--History--20th century High Point (N.C.) Phillips, S. Davis (Stanley Davis) North Carolina--Economic development--History--20th century Labor supply--North Carolina
Abstract: S. Davis (Dave) Phillips, a successful High Point, North Carolina, businessman and Commerce Secretary under Governor Jim Martin, discusses business in North Carolina and his own success as a businessman. Phillips helped build High Point into the global furniture capital it is today, and when he assumed his position at the state Department of Commerce, he focused on luring businesses to North Carolina, a state where infrastructure and the natural environment provided their own incentives. Phillips is proud of his tenure in the government and of his efforts to push forward Martin's regionalist strategy of including every area of the state in North Carolina's economic development.