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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: A North Carolina company making inroads into Cuba’s manufacturing sector. . . Financing for startups continues to surge. . . Our state’s population is expected to be older and more concentrated in Raleigh and Charlotte over the next twenty years.
  • 22 February 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1241
Jobs are constantly being created and destroyed in our dynamic economy.  The process whereby productive companies displace their less-productive competitors, known as “creative destruction”, has been shown by economists to play an important role in driving overall job growth.  In this article, we illustrate what the process of creative destruction looks like in North Carolina using firm-level employment data from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages.
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: New residents continue to pour into North Carolina. . . The tech sector might be experiencing limits to growth. . . State unemployment insurance systems (including in North Carolina) are unprepared for an economic downturn. . . What happens when Walmart comes to town, and then leaves.
  • 15 February 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1378

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: A look at the economic impact of colleges on metro areas. . . Major cities seeing growth but persistent poverty. . . An online retailer offers one-hour delivery in Raleigh.

  • 8 February 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1434
The NC State Institute for Emerging Issues’ annual conference will be held early next week.  This year’s theme is Future Work, and the key question that the forum poses is: “Is technology and demography shift, how can North Carolina prepare today to create enough good jobs for tomorrow?”

In December, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in 70 of North Carolina's 100 counties, while increasing in 21 and remaining unchanged in nine.

  • 3 February 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1397
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: Many manufacturing-based counties (including in North Carolina) continue to struggle. . . A closer look at Wake County’s big population gains since 2010. . . Expanded requirements for economic development spending by localities. . . A highly-anticipated railroad hub in Johnston County is nixed over eminent domain concerns. . . Durham scores big on a recent tally of venture capital funding.
  • 31 January 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1452
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