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In November, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 38 of North Carolina's 100 counties in November, while decreasing in 37 and remaining unchanged in 25.

  • 30 December 2015
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 2261
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: The system for designating economically “distressed” counties in North Carolina is in for an overhaul. . . The state’s medical device manufacturers may benefit from a planned tax freeze. . . Charlotte is anticipating huge population growth (but is currently contending with weak growth in small businesses). . . Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery from our neighbors to the north in Virginia.

North Carolina's smoothed seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November remains unchanged at 5.7 percent from the revised October rate.

  • 18 December 2015
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1515
Workers with degrees in science and engineering are on the fast track to employment in the high-paying STEM jobs of the 21st century.  This article shows how science and engineering grads are faring in North Carolina’s labor market and provides information to help economic developers harness the underutilized STEM talent existing in certain areas of our state.

Just in time for your Monday mid-morning coffee break, here is a brief review of the past couple weeks’ local and regional news from the Tar Heel State: Eastern NC sees two corridors approaching interstate designation. . . Exports decline amid global uncertainty. . .  North Carolina metro areas figure prominently in list of top-performing cities. . . A solar construction rush as a state tax credit nears expiration. . . Continued debate about the MillerCoors closure in Eden.

  • 14 December 2015
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1520
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  • 11 December 2015
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1430

In October, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates increased in 83 of North Carolina's 100 counties.

  • 7 December 2015
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 1590
Just in time for your Monday mid-morning coffee break, here is a brief review of the past couple weeks’ local and regional news from the Tar Heel State: Get ready for some major road upgrades around the state. . . New economic development efforts take shape in Guilford County and Wake Forest. . . RTP sees more plans for growth. . . A new (and controversial) industry takes shape in the forests of North Carolina. . . The Charlotte region looks to China for business investment.
  • 7 December 2015
  • Author: Brett Dyson
  • Number of views: 2085
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