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  • Politics Aside at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds

    Walter November 9, 2020 In an era of shrill partisanship, a group of North Carolina legislators is finding common ground – at a campground. An obscure patch of woods in west Raleigh is a venue for lawmakers to connect with the outdoors, build relationships and......

  • One Group Is Unreservedly Happy About the Election Results

    The New York Times (Opinion) November 8, 2020 While finishing third-place in an election isn’t usually cause for celebration, libertarians are “ecstatic” over last week’s returns. Political strategist Liz Mair calls the results a “silver lining out of the country’s political divisions.” In terms of......

  • North Carolina Will Work with Maryland, Virginia to Grow Offshore Wind Industry

    News & Record (Greensboro) November 1, 2020 North Carolina is joining Maryland and Virginia in the “Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Regional Transformative Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Resources.” Known in shorthand as SMART-POWER, the partnership will enable North Carolina to benefit from the experiences of other......

  • How Meditation Can Help You Cope With Anxiety Caused by the Pandemic

    CNBC (Video) October 26, 2020 The US is experiencing three pandemics: the COVID-19 infections, an economic crisis born in the disease’s wake, and the anxiety, fears and stress stemming from these challenging times. Best-selling author and wellness expert Deepak Chobra says mental health has a......

  • Atrium Announces $3.4 billion Investment at Wake Forest Baptist Health Over 10 Years

    Winston-Salem Journal October 23, 2020 The merger of Wake Forest Baptist Hospital and Atrium Health created a regional medical institution with about 68,000 employees, as well as plans to establish a medical school in Charlotte. Last week, Atrium announced it will invest $3.4 billion in......

  • A More Complete Picture of Q3 Emerges

    Region’s Economic Preview October 12, 2020 Economic data from September point to annualized third-quarter GDP growth of just over 30%, according to a forecast by Birmingham-based Regions Bank. That follows an annualized GDP contraction of 31.4% in Q2. “Our forecast would leave the level of......

  • Will The Virus Improve Our Economic Development?

    NC Spin.com October 9, 2020 North Carolina’s relatively modest rate of COVID-related deaths per capita may become an economic development marketing advantage, according to Dr. Michael Walden, Extension Economist at NC State University. At the end of September, the state had a fatality rate of......

  • How Prioritizing Health is a Prescription for US Prosperity

    McKinsey & Company October 5, 2020 Is healthcare a cost to be contained or an investment that yields a measurable return? Health has not typically been part of discussions about economic growth. Then came COVID-19, which may shave as much as 11% off US real......

  • Business Groups Pushing for Access to Coronavirus Vaccine for Workers

    The Hill September 24, 2020 Three US pharmaceutical firms now have candidates for COVID-19 vaccines in late-stage clinical trials. Regardless of which one gains approval first, the nation’s food, beverage and household products manufacturers want their workers to have early access to a shot. In July,......

  • Tennessee to Continue Recruiting Chinese Business While ‘Reviewing’ Current Policy

    The Tennessean September 18, 2020 Chinese companies doing business in Tennessee employ 5,300 people and invest roughly $600 million in the state. Among foreign countries investing in Tennessee, China has ranked third in jobs since 2015. But strained diplomatic relations between China and the US have......