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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: N.C. ranks 4th in Site Selection’s Governor’s Cup… potential cuts to the N.C. Sea Grant program… Buncombe County plans solar farm to former landfill… Wind energy’s growth and challenges in Northeastern N.C.
  • 13 March 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 856
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: Plans for a sports and entertainment facility on the former K-Town Furniture site in Kannapolis. . . Asheville is the brewery capital of the United States. . . Georgia and Virginia enter into a ports agreement excluding the Carolinas. . . A closer look at recent plant closures in Eden and Reidsville.
  • 6 March 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1058

This is part one of The State of NC Broadband Series, which addresses broadband adoption rates in general.  The Southeast is not fairing as well as other parts of the United States, and North Carolina's counties have varying degrees of broadband adoption. 

Newly-released data revisions show that North Carolina’s unemployment rate and labor force participation rate are trending upward as we head into 2017.  This article explains what labor market watchers can learn from these new data and provides some helpful tips for how to avoid getting caught off-guard by future data revisions.
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 decline in equity financing for North Carolina startups. . . Analysis of the state’s population trends. . . Commentary on the changing face of textile manufacturing in NC.
  • 27 February 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 954
In honor of African-American History Month, we wanted to provide the top 5 interesting facts based on current and historical statistics for African-Americans and African-American workers in North Carolina.
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: Demand for housing in Haywood County outstrips supply. . . Growing pains in Chatham County. . . Matthews leverages its historic downtown for economic development.
  • 20 February 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1014
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: NC’s workforce system helps factory workers adapt to industry’s changing skill needs. . . A regional food processing site in Pitt County moves closer to fruition. . . A site selection consultant discusses barriers to developing the Kingsboro Megasite.
  • 6 February 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1125

In December, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 71 of North Carolina's 100 counties, while decreasing in nine and remaining unchanged in 20.

  • 1 February 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1275
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 growth impacts traffic patterns in Hickory. . . Tourism bureaus in NC tout the state’s openness. . . Gentrification in Asheville is on the rise.
  • 30 January 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1106
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