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LEAD recently released a report examining unemployed workers and unemployment insurance recipients in North Carolina during the Great Recession of 2007-2009 and its aftermath.  This article outlines our main findings, highlighting the attributes and employment outcomes of the long-term unemployed in our state.

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.
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.
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).
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.
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: Proposed New Market Tax Credit may help construct charter school…Winston-Salem plans for the future…NC tax credit spending continues to grow despite sunsets…health insurance coverage up but still lags behind most other states…new Census data showing the growth (and decline) of NC’s metros.
Significant increases in broadband availability have been achieved in recent decades; however, some groups have benefited more from these increases than others. The present article explores the digital divide in North Carolina. 
Just in time for your Monday mid-morning coffee break, here is a brief review of last week’s local and regional news from the Tar Heel State: Employers in the Carolinas see better times on the horizon. . . The economic impact of the beer industry. . . Charlotte’s labor market recovery. . . North Carolina’s fiscal surplus is triggering additional corporate tax rate cuts.
  • 31 July 2015
  • Author: Anonym
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Oregon will become the second state, after Tennessee, to offer community college tuition support to qualified students.
  • 20 July 2015
  • Author: Josh Levy
  • Number of views: 1629
Just in time for your Monday mid-morning coffee break, here is a brief review of last week’s local and regional news from the Tar Heel State: Eastern North Carolina sees new investment in industrial-scale wind power. . .The hunt for oil and gas reserves heats up off the Atlantic coast . . . New movement on the proposed Raleigh-to-Norfolk highway corridor. . .The state House considers taking action against employment fraud. . .Asheville (and other urban centers) are seeing a development boom.
  • 20 July 2015
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 1663
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