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Announcements

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

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Just in time for your Tuesday mid-morning coffee break, here is a brief review of local and regional news from the Tar Heel State: North Carolina is not the manufacturing jobs powerhouse that it used to be. . . Concern about vacancies in downtown Sylva. . . Two articles looking at the economic impact of recent flooding and wildfires in NC. read more ...

Thursday, December 29, 2016

In November, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 66 of North Carolina's 100 counties, while decreasing in 23 and remaining unchanged in 11. read more ...

Monday, December 19, 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: Northeast NC is incorporated into Virginia’s foreign trade zone. . . Greensboro has a comparative advantage in advanced manufacturing. . . NC’s urban-rural economic divide continues to impact politics and public policy. read more ...

Friday, December 16, 2016

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.0 percent from October’s revised rate of 4.9 percent. read more ...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The General Assembly recently authorized a new form of crowdfunding in North Carolina, which is intended to help businesses and entrepreneurs better access capital.  In this post, we explain what crowdfunding is and why it matters to our state’s businesses (and investors). read more ...

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Which of North Carolina’s regions offer the best prospects for jobseekers?  This article assesses the supply and demand for labor within each of North Carolina’s eight “Prosperity Zone” regions.   read more ...

Monday, December 12, 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: Dillsboro sees a restaurant boom. . . North Carolina is a top destination for Chinese investment. . . Winston-Salem’s transformation from a tobacco manufacturing hub to a service-driven economy. read more ...

Monday, December 05, 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: Greenville gets a (future) interstate designation. . . Significant progress is made containing fires in Western NC. . . Burlington steps up its economic development game. . . Charlotte aims for inclusive economic growth. read more ...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

In October, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 44 of North Carolina's 100 counties, while decreasing in 22 and remaining unchanged in 34. read more ...

Monday, November 21, 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: What a Trump presidency might mean for North Carolina. . . An exodus of bank branches from rural NC. . . Lumberton struggles to recover from Matthew. . . NC wins top honors on the latest Forbes list. read more ...

Friday, November 18, 2016

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

Monday, November 14, 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: Graveyards are an endangered cultural resources in Western NC. . .  Airbnb surges in Asheville. . .  Wealthy renters are transforming Charlotte’s housing market. read more ...

Thursday, November 10, 2016

North Carolina continues to be an important state for the military and for veterans.  This entry shares some of the most recent North Carolina statistics on veterans from the American Community Survey. read more ...

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

We may think of crowdfunding as a recent phenomenon, but North Carolinians have been using community-financing to create businesses since the late-1800s. This post highlights a video about what became known as the Cotton Mill Campaign. read more ...

Monday, November 07, 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: A new service partnership program at the ports… a profile of changes in the old mill town of Kannapolis… how tech helped Winston-Salem transform… and a downtown revitalization project in West Jefferson wins recognition. read more ...

Thursday, November 03, 2016

North Carolina’s labor force participation rate has declined considerably over the past 16 years.  This article shows how the changing demographics of our population have contributed to this trend. read more ...

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

In September, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 95 of North Carolina's 100 counties, while increasing in two and remaining unchanged in three. read more ...

Monday, October 31, 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: The State Fair sees near-record attendance. . . A historical perspective on Asheville’s upcoming bond measures. . . Google Fiber’s planned roll-out in NC is proceeding despite a corporate shakeup. . . RDU adds a new flight between Raleigh-Durham and Austin, TX. read more ...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

With October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month, LEAD decided to take a look at the state of disability employment in North Carolina. read more ...

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