21 Facts About Greensboro


Greensboro is a city in and the county seat of Guilford County, North Carolina, United States.

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Rail traffic continues to be important for the city's economy, as Greensboro is a major regional freight hub.

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Greensboro is notable as the last place where the entire Confederate government met as a group; some consider it the Confederacy's final capital city.

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Greensboro is 29 miles east of Winston-Salem, 54 miles west of Durham, 77 miles northwest of Raleigh, and 90 miles northeast of Charlotte.

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Downtown Greensboro has attracted development investment in recent years with such new construction as First National Bank Field, residential construction, and offices.

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In March 2015, HondaJet, with a manufacturing facility in Greensboro, announced that it had received provisional type certification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration .

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Notable companies headquartered in Greensboro include the Honda Aircraft Company, HAECO Americas, ITG Brands, Kayser-Roth, VF, Mack Trucks, Volvo Trucks of North America, Qorvo, the International Textile Group, NewBridge Bank, The Fresh Market, Atlantic Coast Conference, Cook Out, Ham's, Biscuitville, Fusion3 3D Printers, Tripps, Wrangler, Kontoor Brands and Columbia Forest Products.

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Greensboro is a "center of operations" for the insurance company Lincoln Financial Group.

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Greensboro is home to a variety of retail shopping, from well-known national chains to local boutiques and galleries.

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Greensboro is not home to any top-level professional sports teams.

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The Greensboro Swarm began playing in fall 2016 at the Greensboro Coliseum Fieldhouse.

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Greensboro is home to the headquarters of the Atlantic Coast Conference, despite having no school in the league.

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Greensboro has hosted the NCAA Men's Basketball Regionals three times, and the Final Four once.

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In 1974 Greensboro hosted the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four championship game.

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Greensboro is the first city in the South to run a participatory budgeting process, whereby the city's residents decide how a portion of the city budget is spent.

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Greater Greensboro Consortium was established to allow college students enrolled in one Greensboro-area institution to cross-register at other institutions in the same area.

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Greensboro has one of the oldest public high schools in the state, Grimsley High School, established in 1899 as Greensboro High School.

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The Triad Business Journal, part of the American City Business Journals chain of business weeklies owned by Advance Communications, is based in Greensboro and covers business across the Piedmont Triad metropolitan region.

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Greensboro is served by Piedmont Triad International Airport, which serves the nearby cities of High Point and Winston-Salem as well as the surrounding Piedmont Triad metropolitan region.

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Greensboro Greenway is a bike trail that is being constructed to encircle downtown Greensboro.

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Greensboro has a sister city relationship with three cities to foster international friendship and cooperation:.

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