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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 feature on Wilkes County’s economic challenges. . . Strategies to promote your town’s unique assets. . . North and South Carolina move closer to resolving a border dispute. . . How the healthcare industry can facilitate economic mobility in Charlotte. . . NC State and IBM team up to bolster the tech skills pipeline.
  • 31 May 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1283
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.

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.4 percent from March’s revised rate of 5.5 percent.

  • 20 May 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1214
Young firms play an important role in the dynamism of North Carolina’s economy.  However, their contribution to overall job creation has fallen substantially in recent years.  As part of LEAD’s ongoing investigation into declining economic dynamism, this article identifies some of the industry sectors hit hardest by this trend and discusses the implications for our broader economy.
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: Wilmington Port may benefit from Panama Canal widening. . . A look at local economic development in Cleveland County. . . Increase in low-earning households results in a smaller middle class in Goldsboro.
  • 16 May 2016
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1101
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: Opportunities for business financing in the Southeast. . . Residents of outlying counties are moving into North Carolina’s central cities. . . Rising home prices in exclusive neighborhoods drives inequality in Charlotte.
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: Economic developers press their case before the North Carolina legislature. . . North Carolina has fallen behind on relative measures of teacher pay. . . Signs of trouble in the Triangle’s biotech sector. . . Piedmont Triad International Airport expansion efforts are underway.
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