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  • The Revolution After the Crisis

    The Revolution After the Crisis Forbes, March 31, 2020 Writer Daniel Araya offers a comprehensive but concise look at what our world and economy may look like after the COVID-19 crisis passes. With intricate opinion on our current national and global economic infrastructure, Araya offers......

  • US Unemployment to Soar to 11.5% Due to Small Business Layoffs, UNC Says

    US Unemployment to Soar to 11.5% Due to Small Business Layoffs, UNC Says WRAL TechWire, March 30, 2020 Passage of $2 trillion in federal stimulus will help support the country’s economy while the COVID-19 pandemic runs its tragic course. Will it be enough? Time will......

  • Most Agree That Reforming the NC Tier System is Necessary, But How?

    Most Agree That Reforming the NC Tier System is Necessary, But How? Chatham News & Record, March 23, 2020 Since its creation in 1996, North Carolina’s Tier system has been the primary methodology by which state resources are allocated to communities based on economic need.......

  • Report: Virus Puts Millions of Jobs at Risk; Economist Predicts ‘5 Digit’ Losses in NC

    Report: Virus Puts Millions of Jobs at Risk; Economist Predicts ‘5 Digit’ Losses in NC WRAL TechWire, March 17, 2020 North Carolina’s unemployment rate at the end of January was a scant 3.6 percent. But that figure is about to grow higher as the coronavirus......

  • Urgent Steps for the COVID-19 Battered Economy

    Urgent Steps for the COVID-19 Battered Economy Forbes, March 17, 2020 As precautions are taken to slow the spread of COVID-19 on US soil, a virtual lockdown is taking its toll on Americans’ income. To boost the economy, the Trump Administration has rolled out a......

  • An Unfair Ranking? Why Chatham’s ‘Most Favored’ Status Could Be Costing Siler City Millions

    An Unfair Ranking? Why Chatham’s ‘Most Favored’ Status Could Be Costing Siler City Millions Chatham News + Record, March 13, 2020 Economic developers are not the only ones dissatisfied with North Carolina’s Tier system. State Rep. Robert Reives II, who represents Chatham County in the......

  • House Approves Changes to Georgia Film Tax Credit

    House Approves Changes to Georgia Film Tax Credit The Center Square, March 13, 2020 Georgia’s generous system of film industry incentives is coming under the legislative microscope. The state’s House of Representatives passed HR 1037, which places new limits on the program and includes mandatory......

  • February ISM Manufacturing Index: Manufacturing Walks The (Fine) Line…

    February ISM Manufacturing Index: Manufacturing Walks The (Fine) Line… Regions Economic Update, March 2, 2020 The coronavirus has made the recent surge in US manufacturing short-lived. While the factory sector entered February with positive momentum after six months of contraction, the Institute for Supply Management’s......

  • Legislators Plan to Rein in Local Permitting for Developments

    Legislators Plan to Rein in Local Permitting for Developments Carolina Public Press, March 3, 2020 As affordable housing issues preoccupy many North Carolina communities, a state legislator intends to introduce a bill to “streamline” permitting for residential development and make guidelines more uniform across the......

  • Duke Trustees Review Regional Economic Development

    Duke Trustees Review Regional Economic Development Duke Today, February 29, 2020 Duke University has long been one of the nation’s most prestigious teaching and learning institutions. But increasingly the campus is turning its focus externally and considering how its immense intellectual capital can impact the......