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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: 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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Three of North Carolina’s metro areas get a lot of attention in the media these days: Charlotte, Raleigh, and Durham. However, some of the state’s other cities have also been experiencing growth and improved prosperity over the last decade. So let’s take a look at some of North Carolina’s “other” metro areas in terms of population, job, and wage growth.
June unemployment rates increased in most North Carolina counties; 38 counties had unemployment rates at or below the state's not seasonally adjusted 6.1 percent unemployment rate.
  • 29 July 2015
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 1610
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 blast from North Carolina’s tobacco industry past. . . Pay no mind to the state’s increasing unemployment rate. . . RDU (and other airports) see flights cut. . . Help is on the way for North Carolina’s ports. . . The impact of tourism on the state’s economy.
  • 27 July 2015
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 1977
North Carolina's June seasonally adjusted unemployment rate shows slight over-the-month increase.
  • 21 July 2015
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 1578
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: 1626
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: 1660
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: New data on economic development incentives offered by North Carolina’s counties. . .The changing face of business promotion in High Point. . . A feature on Lincoln County’s textile cluster. . .North Carolina’s power plants are rapidly switching from coal to natural gas.
  • 10 July 2015
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 1423
The Rural Center has expanded its system for classifying North Carolina’s counties to reflect the growing number of suburbanized counties in our state. This post looks at the Rural Center’s new county distinctions and points to a variety of other definitions used to designate rural areas of North Carolina.
Broadband impacts economic growth by creating jobs, boosting productivity among businesses, and driving increases in household income.
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