Tag:North Carolina economy

  • New budget strikes a balance

    Legislative leaders recognize that while they have already enacted significant tax reductions, additional measures will boost the economy in the long run, particularly those that encourage capital investment.

  • Economists cautiously optimistic about North Carolina growth in 2017

      DURHAM — Economists on Wednesday said they expected North Carolina’s economy to grow somewhat in 2017, but they cautioned against counting on a robust growth during the coming year. The panel of economists presented their observations to business leaders gathered at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center during…

  • Two Views of the NC Economy

    Financial services, real estate, and manufacturing together account for more than 40 percent of North Carolina’s total economic output but only 16 percent of total employment.

  • The Real Story on NC Jobs

    From June 2011 to December 2011, North Carolina experienced net job creation. During the same six-month period in 2010, 2009, and 2008, North Carolina experienced net job losses.

  • Center-Right Paths to Recovery

    Faced with scarce resources and an increasingly competitive national and international market, North Carolina’s leaders are going to have to make some tough decisions.

  • Nothing to Write Home About

    To get North Carolina’s ailing economy back on track, policymakers must first come to grips with this little-recognized truth: our problems didn’t start in 2007.

  • Flashback: Dear Mister Fantasy

    When it comes to selling North Carolina as a place to do or start a business, North Carolina’s political class seems to have a hard time distinguishing between fact and fantasy.