June 2021

[US] Senate Touts Economic Importance of Outdoor Recreation

Boating Industry June 22, 2021 The outdoor recreation industry contributes $788 billion to the US economy each year and supports 5.2 million American jobs. Seventeen states (including North Carolina) have established Offices of Outdoor Recreation, task forces or advisory councils that bolster economic development through opportunities in...

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Everyone is Quitting Their Job. Great!

Slate June 21, 2021 After a solid year of hearing “pivot”, “unprecedented”, and “work life balance”, things are still shifting in the workforce. Slate journalist Jordan Weissmann writes about the surge of workers in all industries quitting their jobs – whether that is to pursue another career or simply...

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ECSU Announces New Statewide Economic Development Collaborative

WAVY.com June 11, 2021 Elizabeth City State University was selected from a pool of 42 applicants to be a myFutureNC Local Educational Attainment Collaborative Community. Launched by the ncIMPACT Initiative at the UNC School of Government, the two-year pilot program supports local education collaboratives working to increase...

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