Author:Sarah Bernart

NC Gets High Ranking For Low Business Tax Burden

After ranking #5 in the nation for the last four years, North Carolina has jumped to #3 in terms of the appeal of its business-tax structure, according to Anderson Economic Group. The firm’s rankings consider 11 categories of taxes paid by business. “North Carolina is...

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WCU Unveils New Economic Tool

Jackson County’s Economic Development Director Rich Price knows that exciting business recruitment opportunities typically begin with a written request for in-depth information about specific assets and resources. “Say you’ve got an RFP through a particular lead source, like the Economic Development Partnership or Duke Energy,”...

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Area Community Colleges Work Together on Workforce Paradox

Community colleges are on the front lines of economic and workforce development, moving quickly to provide coursework to fit the needs of surrounding businesses. Still, some North Carolina communities grapple with the paradox of high unemployment rates and local companies with vacancies that go unfilled...

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