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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: 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: 641

North Carolina's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.1 percent from November’s revised rate of 5.0 percent.

  • 24 January 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 896

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: Reasons for optimism about the Triangle-area economy. . . New Bern is an up-and-coming regional job center. . . Better-than-expected tax collections signal continued economic growth.

  • 23 January 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 634
North Carolina’s economy ranks as the 10th largest in the county at just under $439 billion in 2015. The state seems poised to continue growing, as its growth currently outpaces the national average. This LEAD Feed article explores what GDP measures, why it is important, and examines the state’s GDP from several angles.
  • 23 January 2017
  • Author: Devon Holmes
  • Number of views: 1469
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: North Carolina is not the manufacturing jobs powerhouse that it used to be. . . Concern about vacancies in downtown Sylva. . . Two articles looking at the economic impact of recent flooding and wildfires in NC.
  • 17 January 2017
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 704
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