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In 1808, Greensborough (as was the spelling prior to 1895) was planned around a courthouse square to succeed the nearby town of Guilford Courthouse as the county seat. This act moved the county courts closer to the center of the county, a location more easily reached by the majority of the county's citizens.

Much has changed since then. Greensboro has grown to be part of a thriving area called the Triad, which includes three major cities (Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem) and over a million people. Greensboro has evolved from a small center of government to an early 1900s textile and transportation hub, and  is now starting to be one of the South's up-and-coming centers for relocating businesses. A couple centuries later Greensboro is collecting accolades for its beauty and livability.

The civil rights movement helped to bring economic change to Greensboro. Tradition and technology mixed and up and coming businesses moved in alongside the city's textile and tobacco plants. The U.S. Postal Service opened one of the nation's 21 bulk-mail centers, a huge facility spanning 7 acres. Kmart and Polo-Ralph Lauren chose the Greensboro area for their major distribution centers. The opening of the Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTIA) terminal in 1996 to serve Greensboro and its Triad neighbors set off a spurt of industrial growth there and united the cities more closely than ever. This will be enhanced when FedEx completes the building of its cargo hub on the eastern side of the airport. City financial officials projected in 2005 steady to moderate gains in revenue that would parlay into a solid economic forecast. The continued influx of new businesses (75 in 2004) and the expansion of existing businesses (759 in 2004) in a variety of fields translates to an overall general prosperity for the area's workforce and the city as a whole.

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