The LEAD Feed

The Securities Industry Continues to Grow in North Carolina

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The securities industry continues to grow in North Carolina, despite the headwinds of the Great Recession.

Health Care Surpasses Manufacturing in North Carolina

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Healthcare surpasses manufacturing in North Carolina, mirroring national trends.

The Next Apple or Low Hanging Fruit? Northwest Looks to Its Strengths for Economic Growth

Thursday, June 4, 2015

For many in North Carolina’s Northwest Prosperity Zone region, slow-going hiking through its peaks and valleys are woven into the fabric of daily life. Its up-and-down recovery from The Great Recession has been no exception.

Is There Evidence of Job Polarization in NC Labor Market?

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

In the last 20 years, North Carolina’s job opportunities have become more polarized.

Are Uber's Jobs Giving an Uber Boost to NC Economy?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Uber has created thousands of jobs in North Carolina, and expects continued job growth over the next few years.

NC Southeast Prosperity Zone Region Is More Than Just Fun in the Sun

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

It will soon be summer, and for many, that means traveling to beach towns scattered along the coastline of North Carolina’s Southeast prosperity zone region. There, they will experience a diverse economy that produces more than just the catch of the day.

Scotland County Seeks Answers to Economic Challenges

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

In many ways, Scotland County experienced a more intense version of the changes occurring in the state during the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Fixer-Upper: The Great Recession’s Impact on State and Local Government Construction Spending

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Recently released data from the 2012 Census of Governments suggest that The Great Recession was a wrecking ball in North Carolina that knocked down spending on some state and local government building projects from 2007–2012.

It’s All About Location When Firms Choose Their Sites

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

It is well known that firms may choose a location for reasons including tax rates and the availability of a skilled workforce. There are other reasons beyond these commonly cited ones that are important to understand.

Where the Jobs Are: Supply and Demand for Occupations in North Carolina

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The number of unemployed job seekers previously employed in “routine” occupations is far larger than the number of jobs available in those fields. This article takes a closer look at the supply and demand for different types of work in North Carolina’s changing labor market.