September 2019

Gerlach Affirms ECU’s Commitment to Economic Development

In a luncheon speech at the Pitt-Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Interim ECU Chancellor Dan Gerlach linked economic hopes for eastern North Carolina to his university’s mission. “I don’t think the east can do well unless East Carolina University does well,” Gerlach said. Future economic development...

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A Message from NCEDA President Patricia Mitchell

The arrival of Hurricane Dorian this week is a vivid reminder that business continuity is central to the value NCEDA members bring to their communities. Often spearheaded through Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) programs, economic development practitioners work to help employers limit disruption from both...

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Supply Isn’t the Issue in the Labor Market

While employers continue to complain about workforce shortages, net job creation slowed in the US as of August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But Regions Bank Chief Economist Richard Moody cautions that “headline” numbers don’t tell the entire story. “That job growth has...

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