February 2020

Golden LEAF Initiative to Address Workforce Demands

Golden LEAF Initiative to Address Workforce Demands January 31, 2020 A $5 million strategic initiative by the Golden LEAF Foundation will help expand North Carolina’s pool of skilled workers in order to meet urgent industry needs. Golden LEAF Opportunities for Work (GLOW) will help working-age adults acquire...

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Moderate Growth in 4Q

Moderate Growth in 4Q January 21, 2020 Defense spending, business investment, residential construction and confident consumers will likely offset weakness in trade and auto sales to produce an annualized GDP growth rate between 2.1 percent and 2.5 percent for the final quarter of 2019, according to economic...

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NC A&T Hires Patent Expert to Promote Economic Development

NC A&T Hires Patent Expert to Promote Economic Development January 1, 2020 Research efforts at North Carolina A&T University are showing significant momentum, with funding in each of the past three years hitting record levels – most recently $64 million in 2018-2019. Those programs are poised for...

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John Hood: Psychology and Political Division

John Hood: Psychology and Political Division December 28.2019 Disputes over political philosophy may be fought out on the battlefield of ideas, but they germinate deep within the mind, according to columnist John Hood, a founding leader of North Carolina’s libertarian-oriented John Locke Foundation. Ideology might actually boil...

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CNBC “Leaving California” (Video)

CNBC "Leaving California" (Video) December 27, 2019 With net population losses in recent years, California is set to lose a Congressional seat after the 2020 Census for the first time in its 170-year history. Some leaving the Golden State are bringing their businesses to places like Tennessee...

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