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RALEIGH — N.C. Senate Republicans aren’t happy with North Carolina’s lagging unemployment insurance system. They think Gov. Roy Cooper is accountable — and they want answers.

Published in Local News

RALEIGH — As a state recognized for its economic prowess by local, national, and even international media, it’s easy to forget that much of North Carolina’s economy is powered by small businesses. And while small businesses remain the mainstay of the state’s economy, many rural entrepreneurs and the small businesses they operate continue to struggle.

Published in Local News
Monday, 28 October 2019 11:24

COLUMN: Higher output means higher incomes

So far this decade, North Carolina’s economy — as measured by inflation-adjusted gross domestic product — has expanded by an average of 1.7 percent a year. That’s a bit faster than the Southeastern average but slower than the national one.

Published in Opinion
Monday, 15 April 2019 12:58

COLUMN: Manufacturing jobs on the rise in NC

Did you know that manufacturing employment in North Carolina has gone up more than 10 percent since 2010? I didn’t either, until I took a recent dive into economic statistics.

Published in Opinion
Monday, 11 February 2019 11:04

COLUMN: Growth still drives worker pay

If the most important factor determining the welfare of workers is the growth rate of the economy, that has policy implications that free-market conservatives, among others, will welcome.

Published in Opinion
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