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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: NC’s workforce system helps factory workers adapt to industry’s changing skill needs. . . A regional food processing site in Pitt County moves closer to fruition. . . A site selection consultant discusses barriers to developing the Kingsboro Megasite.
  • 6 February 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 106

In December, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 71 of North Carolina's 100 counties, while decreasing in nine and remaining unchanged in 20.

  • 1 February 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 142
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 growth impacts traffic patterns in Hickory. . . Tourism bureaus in NC tout the state’s openness. . . Gentrification in Asheville is on the rise.
  • 30 January 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 89

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.1 percent from November’s revised rate of 5.0 percent.

  • 24 January 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 162

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: Reasons for optimism about the Triangle-area economy. . . New Bern is an up-and-coming regional job center. . . Better-than-expected tax collections signal continued economic growth.

  • 23 January 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 122
North Carolina’s economy ranks as the 10th largest in the county at just under $439 billion in 2015. The state seems poised to continue growing, as its growth currently outpaces the national average. This LEAD Feed article explores what GDP measures, why it is important, and examines the state’s GDP from several angles.
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.
  • 17 January 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 155

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.

  • 29 December 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 221
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.
  • 19 December 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 191

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.

  • 16 December 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 242
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