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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: 29
North Carolina’s economy ranks as the 10th largest in the county at just under $439 million 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: 88

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: 166
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: 149

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: 158
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).
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.  

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.

  • 12 December 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 109
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.
  • 5 December 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 329
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