• Diversifying NC’s Portfolio

    A major factor explaining why North Carolina’s economy has been so hard hit by the recent recession is a lack of diversity in our manufacturing base. While other states have fostered broad entrepreneurial growth, NC has bet on a few industries.

  • Volume 10, Number 11 – October 2001

    Cover • The North Carolina legislature added insult to injury when it raised taxes on constituents at the end of September. The state is already suffering from a recession and the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 only made things worse, economists say. Page 1 North Carolina • New and improved? The former…

  • Volume 10, Number 9 – July 2001

    Cover • In June, Charlotte voters overwhelmingly defeated a proposal to spend $342 million to build a new coliseum for the Charlotte Hornets and supplement several local arts and cultural projects. The Charlotte vote represents a defining moment in the relationship between N.C. governments and major league sports teams. How did…

  • Volume 10, Number 8 – June 2001

    Cover • UNC officials have said for years that higher salaries elsewhere are luring our best professors away. Is it true? And remember how the UNC bond package passed last year was not supposed to cause a tax in-crease? Lawmakers now want tax hikes. Co-incidence? Page 1 North Carolina •…