Cary Business Signs
Cary is a town located in the central portion of the present-day U.S. state of North Carolina. Prior to meddling by those of European descent, this area had been inhabited for thousands of years. By the time the British arrived, however, the predominant natives of the Piedmont region were the Sissipahaw, Eno, and Shakori peoples.
As for Cary, North Carolina, itself, however, it was originally settled as Bradford’s Ordinary back in 1750. One hundred years later, the North Carolina Railroad finished construction, which connected New Bern and Hillsborough through Bradford’s Ordinary. This meant it was now connected to a major transportation route. In 1854, a Wake County farmer and lumberman by the name of Allison Francis ‘Frank’ Page arrived in the area with his wife Catherine ‘Kate’ Raboteau Page. The Pages bought 300 acres surrounding the junction. They are credited with founding the town. Page changed the town’s name to Cary, in honor of Samuel Fenton Cary, who was a former Ohio congressman prohibitionist they admired. The town of Cary, North Carolina was officially incorporated on April 6, 1871.
Today, however, according to a 2016 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, the town of Cary, North Carolina has a total population of 162,320 people. This makes it the seventh-largest municipality in the entire state of North Carolina. Interestingly, Cary, North Carolina is still registered as a town with the state, which makes it the second most populous incorporated town in the entire United States of America, after Gilbert in Arizona.
Cary, North Carolina’s 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report claims the largest employer in the entire town of Cary, North Carolina, by far, is SAS Institute, which is responsible for 5,209 employees. Fidelity Investments comes in second, providing 2,200 jobs to the region, while HCL America comes in third, with 1,850 employees in total. Other companies with headquarters and other activities located within the town of Cary, North Carolina include 3Dsolve, Arista Networks, Cotton Incorporated, IntelliScanner Corporation, Lord Corporation, and Epic Games, who created the astoundingly popular online battle royale game Fortnite.
Elsewhere in the town of Cary, North Carolina is the Page-Walker Hotel. The Page-Walker Hotel, or the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, as it is now known, was once a hotel but is now a historic house museum. The Page-Walker Hotel, which is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, was originally built in 1868 by architect Allison Francis Page (who also happened to be the founder of the town) in the Second Empire architectural style.
Cary, North Carolina is home to several professional sporting franchises of note. United Soccer League’s North Carolina Football Club, formerly the Carolina RailHawks, play their home matches in Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park. They have two Supporters Cups to their names. National Women’s Soccer League’s North Carolina Courage also play their home matches in Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park. As they currently stand, the North Carolina Courage have no cups or trophies of note to their names.
Any chance you might be the lucky owner of a small business in and/or around the Cary, North Carolina general area? If that is indeed the case – you are in luck! Below, we have provided you (and other prospective small business owners like you) with the resources you may discover you need when it comes to fulfilling your various entrepreneurial ambitions:
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