March 2020

Urgent Steps for the COVID-19 Battered Economy

Urgent Steps for the COVID-19 Battered Economy Forbes, March 17, 2020 As precautions are taken to slow the spread of COVID-19 on US soil, a virtual lockdown is taking its toll on Americans’ income. To boost the economy, the Trump Administration has rolled out a set of...

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House Approves Changes to Georgia Film Tax Credit

House Approves Changes to Georgia Film Tax Credit The Center Square, March 13, 2020 Georgia’s generous system of film industry incentives is coming under the legislative microscope. The state’s House of Representatives passed HR 1037, which places new limits on the program and includes mandatory audits. Under...

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Legislators Plan to Rein in Local Permitting for Developments

Legislators Plan to Rein in Local Permitting for Developments Carolina Public Press, March 3, 2020 As affordable housing issues preoccupy many North Carolina communities, a state legislator intends to introduce a bill to “streamline” permitting for residential development and make guidelines more uniform across the state. State...

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Duke Trustees Review Regional Economic Development

Duke Trustees Review Regional Economic Development Duke Today, February 29, 2020 Duke University has long been one of the nation’s most prestigious teaching and learning institutions. But increasingly the campus is turning its focus externally and considering how its immense intellectual capital can impact the surrounding economic...

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USMCA Ratification Delayed in Canada

USMCA Ratification Delayed in Canada Washington Examiner, February 14, 2020 Legislative bodies in the US and Mexico have already ratified the US, Mexico and Canada agreement on trade (“USMCA”), which the three countries negotiated last year to replace the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But...

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Hyde County to Receive $2.08 Million From Golden LEAF

Hyde County to Receive $2.08 Million From Golden LEAF The Outer Banks Voice, February 13, 2020 As part of a nearly $3 million disaster recovery and economic development package for hurricane-impacted communities, Golden LEAF’s board of directors approved a $2.08 million grant to Hyde County to repair...

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Innovation Quarter Name Change Reflects Putting Community Projects to Forefront of Future Development

Innovation Quarter Name Change Reflects Putting Community Projects to Forefront of Future Development Winston-Salem Journal, February 15, 2020 More than 90 companies have operations in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, the 1.2 million-square-foot complex of downtown Winston-Salem buildings initially assembled 25 years ago through a collaboration among...

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