HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's governor is kicking off the world's largest furniture trade show with an announcement expected to mean hundreds of jobs.
Gov. Beverly Perdue is visiting the High Point Market on Friday for a jobs announcement Involving Davie County, about 30 miles away.
Rumors are swirling that Ashley Furniture Industries will announce more than 500 jobs coming to a distribution center to be housed in Davie County. Ashley is both one of the country's largest home furniture manufacturers and store operators.
State legislators said privately that tax breaks they approved last summer were aimed at attracting an Ashley furniture distribution center to Davie County that could grow to about 1,100 employees.