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Announcements

The following announcements have appeared on the LEAD home page in the last 90 days.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Moving from one state to another within the United States has decline over the past 20 years, and this may have implications for the North Carolina economy and population. read more ...

Monday, May 22, 2017

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 struggles to grow good jobs. . . Consolidation in the banking industry impacts Charlotte’s status as a banking hub. . . Venture capital investment in tech firms outpaces life science firms in North Carolina. . . NC mayors meet in Greeneville to discuss the urban-rural divide. read more ...

Friday, May 19, 2017

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 4.7 percent from March’s revised rate of 4.9 percent. read more ...

Monday, May 15, 2017

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: North Carolina takes top honors in a recent economic development ranking. . . An explanation for why unemployment rates vary by county. . . Employer-led workforce development in Johnston County. read more ...

Monday, May 08, 2017

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: Economic development challenges and opportunities in Haywood County. . . An update on labor market conditions in Pitt County. read more ...

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

In March, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 98 of North Carolina's 100 counties. read more ...

Monday, May 01, 2017

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: Eastern NC towns struggle to recover from Hurricane Matthew. . . Western NC pursues craft-based tourism and economic development. . . The latest from Charlotte’s building boom. read more ...

Friday, April 21, 2017

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 4.9 percent from February’s revised rate of 5.1 percent. read more ...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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: Why it’s so hard to get ahead in Charlotte. . . Hoping for new economic development deals after the HB2 repeal. . . 1.8 million square feet of office space under construction in Charlotte. read more ...

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

In February, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in all of North Carolina's 100 counties. read more ...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Women's History Month provides an opportunity to explore U.S. and North Carolina changes in "women's work." read more ...

Monday, March 27, 2017

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: It’s hard to get ahead in North Carolina, even in Raleigh and Charlotte; Catawba County stakeholders agree on a vision for lifelong workforce development. read more ...

Friday, March 24, 2017

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 5.1 percent from January’s revised rate of 5.3 percent. read more ...

Monday, March 20, 2017

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: A history of Western NC’s complicated relationship with interstate highways. . . The town of Canton diversifies its downtown economy. . . Proposed budget cuts could hit the Triangle’s federally-funded workforce. read more ...

Friday, March 17, 2017

In January, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in all of North Carolina's 100 counties. read more ...

Monday, March 13, 2017

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.3 percent from December’s benchmarked rate of 5.2 percent. read more ...

Monday, March 13, 2017

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: N.C. ranks 4th in Site Selection’s Governor’s Cup… potential cuts to the N.C. Sea Grant program… Buncombe County plans solar farm to former landfill… Wind energy’s growth and challenges in Northeastern N.C. read more ...

Monday, March 06, 2017

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: Plans for a sports and entertainment facility on the former K-Town Furniture site in Kannapolis. . . Asheville is the brewery capital of the United States. . . Georgia and Virginia enter into a ports agreement excluding the Carolinas. . . A closer look at recent plant closures in Eden and Reidsville. read more ...

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

This is part one of The State of NC Broadband Series, which addresses broadband adoption rates in general.  The Southeast is not fairing as well as other parts of the United States, and North Carolina's counties have varying degrees of broadband adoption. read more ...

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