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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: Fayetteville as a population magnet. . . A meat plant closing in Marion wreaks havoc on the local food industry.
  • 13 November 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 66
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: An impending Christmas tree shortage. . . Hemp is a potential success for North Carolina agriculture. . . Affordable housing in our state has practically vanished. . . The CSX project in Rocky Mount might be in trouble.
  • 6 November 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 133
The United Census Bureau introduced the 2017 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) structure this year, as is done every five years. When looking at changes occurring in North Carolina, there are several worth noting.
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: Waynesville’s economic development strategy. . . Autumn colors lead to a surge of tourists in Western NC. . . A profile of Hispanic employment and Hispanic-owned businesses in our state. . . UNC SOG explores Asheville’s downtown revitalization.
  • 23 October 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 490
The success of large urban metros has been well-documented across the country; They have long-since recovered from the Great Recession, while rural areas are still struggling by and large.  The idea that our very different urban and rural areas are competing against each other might not be fair, or realistic.  The question we need to be asking is how are these areas doing relative to similarly sized geographies across the United States?  And more importantly, what can we learn from these comparable areas outside of our state?

LEAD recently released a report examining unemployed workers and unemployment insurance recipients in North Carolina during the Great Recession of 2007-2009 and its aftermath.  This article outlines our main findings, highlighting the attributes and employment outcomes of the long-term unemployed in our state.

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: Housing push in Charlotte aims to improve economic mobility. . . The state of the railroads in Western NC. . . Walmart’s “Buy American” push and its impact on North Carolina manufacturers. . . Rockingham County struggles with the loss of MillerCoors.
  • 9 October 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 118
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 shortage of construction workers in Raleigh. . . FEMA funding for Matthew recovery efforts is on hold.
  • 25 September 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 147
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: eastern North Carolina plans for a new interstate. . . Both Charlotte and Raleigh are “aggressively pursuing” new Amazon headquarters. . . ECU leads a new initiative to promote rural prosperity.
  • 18 September 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1045
Just in time for your Tuesday mid-morning coffee break, here is a brief review of local and regional news from the Tar Heel State: Asheville’s restaurant sector contends with a labor shortage and high cost of living. . . The impact of rising sea levels on North Carolina’s coastal communities.
  • 5 September 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1238
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