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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: 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: 747

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: 1018
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: 621
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: 963

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.

  • 30 November 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 744
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.
  • 21 November 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1201
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.
  • 18 November 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1205
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.
  • 14 November 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 740
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