March 2021

Pandemic Puts Booming CEO Pay Under the Microscope

CNN Business March 19, 2021 Among the drastic changes that COVID-19 has brought to businesses in the last year is one that swings from left field: CEO pay. While many companies adjusted compensation in 2020 in response to the pandemic, CEO pay was largely altered at the...

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Pandemic Side Effect: America’s Backed Up Ports

Axios March 12, 2021 First the good news: the economy is getting better. But consumer demand – driven by vaccines, online commerce and stimulus checks – has created an historic backlog at the nation’s ports. There is a shortage of shipping containers, many of which idle as...

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She Said, She Said: An Interview with the Women of EDPNC

Business North Carolina (blog post) March 10, 2021 For Liz Isley, a grad school fellowship first exposed her to economic development and the challenges faced by municipalities and local organizations. “I fell in love with the work,” says Isley, who is now  International Trade Manager at the...

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Is This The End Of The Big City?

CNBC (YouTube Video) March 2, 2021 Those whose jobs allow the option of remote work are growing accustomed to not making the daily commute to the office. In fact, surveys find that one in five workers do not want to return to the workplace at all. What...

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Expansion Continues As Supply-Side Stresses Intensify

Regions Economic Update March 1, 2021 February is often a quiet month for US industry as harsh winter weather challenges supply-chains. Not this year. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Index rose to 60.8 last month, exceeding expectations and showing consistent momentum for the ninth month...

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