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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: 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.
  • 31 October 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 806

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

  • 26 October 2016
  • Author: Devon Holmes
  • Number of views: 1268
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: Post-hurricane flooding leaves the state with $1.5B in building damage. . . The potential for herbal medicine production in Western NC. . . A quick guide to North Carolina’s 400 years of economic history.
  • 24 October 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 868

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.7 percent from August’s revised rate of 4.6 percent.

  • 21 October 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1236

8 Key Findings from LEAD’s New Research Report

Is it better to focus efforts on acquiring academic credentials or skills if you’re working toward building a good-paying career?  The answer, not surprisingly, is both.  However, when we control for skills, the wage returns for occupations requiring higher education and experience are reduced by anywhere from a third to two-thirds.  This demonstrates that skills are indeed a significant determinant of occupational wages in North Carolina; quantifies the linkage between education and skills; and highlights the importance of skill development at all education levels.  
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.   This week, we are sharing a selection of articles highlighting the impact of Hurricane Matthew’s aftermath on North Carolina’s communities and economy.
  • 17 October 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 853
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 glut in pork products impacts North Carolina producers. . . Charlotte’s new economic plan focuses on startups. . . Asheville has trouble selling site initially acquired for economic development deal.
  • 10 October 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 920
North Carolina is projected to add over 550,000 jobs by 2024. The following summary analyzes information on employment growth and projections at the state level for the 2014-2024 period and provides key findings by major industry and occupational groups.
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: North Carolina rose four spots in the Tax Foundation’s annual rankings… Younger North Carolinians are increasingly diverse... Regulators approve the Duke Energy-Piedmont Natural Gas deal.
  • 3 October 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1113
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