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Monday, May 23, 2016

Just in time for your Monday mid-morning coffee break, here is a brief review of local and regional news from the Tar Heel State: Proposed New Market Tax Credit may help construct charter school…Winston-Salem plans for the future…NC tax credit spending continue to grow despite sunsets…health insurance coverage up but still lags behind most other states…new Census data showing the growth (and decline) of NC’s metros. read more ...

Friday, May 20, 2016

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.4 percent from March’s revised rate of 5.5 percent.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Young firms play an important role in the dynamism of North Carolina’s economy. However, their contribution to overall job creation has fallen substantially in recent years. As part of LEAD’s ongoing investigation into declining economic dynamism, this article identifies some of the industry sectors hit hardest by this trend and discusses the implications for our broader economy. read more ...

Monday, May 16, 2016

Just in time for your Monday mid-morning coffee break, here is a brief review of local and regional news from the Tar Heel State: Wilmington Port may benefit from Panama Canal widening. . . A look at local economic development in Cleveland County. . . Increase in low-earning households results in a smaller middle class in Goldsboro. read more ...

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