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To start off your week, here is a brief review of last week’s local and regional news from the Tar Heel State: Charlotte has won the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, according to a league source. . .Gov. Pat McCrory signs bill giving vets in-state college tuition. . .Guilford Technical Community College has made it nearly halfway to its goal of training 501 local aviation workers by 2016. . .North Carolina personal income stagnates in the first quarter of 2015. . .Outer Banks National Seashores could lose $2 billion to rising seas.
  • 29 June 2015
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The relationship between where people work and where people live is one of many important factors to understanding your local economy. The U.S. Census Bureau’s OnTheMap tool provides this and other data that is essential for local analysis.
  • 26 June 2015
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Boosted by growing benefits, the South’s total compensation paid by private sector employers rose in March, but was lowest among regions.
  • 23 June 2015
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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: Corporate mergers are causing some company headquarters to leave the Triangle. . .A new Bonner Bridge moves forward as conservationists drop their lawsuit. . .North Carolina-based companies are innovating the practice of clinical research. . .Good news for local distillers and their patrons. . .More on the state’s growing aerospace sector.
  • 19 June 2015
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  • Number of views: 1705

How can we explain increasing wage inequality in North Carolina? This article shows that the inequality trend is being driven not by disparities between you and your boss, but rather between you and workers at other companies. 

North Carolina's May seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose a slight 0.2 of a percentage point to 5.7 percent — 0.6 of a percentage point lower than a year ago.
  • 19 June 2015
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 1607
Just in time for your Monday morning coffee break, here is a brief review of last week’s local and regional news from the Tar Heel State: A major player in regional economic development is closing its doors. . .Downtowns are gentrifying (including downtown Charlotte). . .Western North Carolina seeks out local grain to feed its local brewing and baking industries.
  • 12 June 2015
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 1302
The securities industry continues to grow in North Carolina, despite the headwinds of the Great Recession.
Healthcare surpasses manufacturing in North Carolina, mirroring national trends.
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: Big banks are cutting jobs in the face of sluggish revenue growth. . .a judge has overturned the denial of an important water quality permit for Alcoa Power Generating Inc.. . .the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond presents the results from the latest Carolinas Survey of Business Activity. . .a bill to settle the North Carolina–South Carolina border is in limbo in the South Carolina House. . .almost all Lorillard Inc. employees will retain their jobs once the merger with Reynolds American Inc. closes.
  • 8 June 2015
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 1707
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