Author:Sarah Bernart

Cool the Recession Talk (Opinion)

The US economy has been growing since early 2009, making the current recovery the longest on record. But recent yield-curve inversions, stock market gyrations and trade war tweets have created conditions that might foretell, if not hasten, the next recession. So too has politically-tinged talk...

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About One-Third of Economists Expect Recession in 2020

Thirty-four percent of economists surveyed last month by the National Association for Business Economics now predict a US recession in 2021, a nine-point uptick since the same survey was conducted in February. But 38 percent of economists expect the US will enter a recession next...

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Missouri, Kansas Celebrate End of Border War

Governors of Kansas and Missouri have reached an agreement to limit the application of state incentives for companies moving across the border dividing the two states. Dubbed the “Border War Truce,” the compact applies to seven counties in metropolitan Kansas City, which sprawls across the...

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A Key Milestone for MVP Southgate

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) regarding the proposed MVP Southgate project. The 421-page report marks a milestone for the initiative, which brings a major interstate natural gas pipeline to North Carolina. Federal regulators found the proposed...

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Message from NCEDA President Patricia Mitchell

NCEDA’s engaged Board of Directors, along with our management team, recently gathered in Boone for a two-day strategic planning retreat. The conversations were candid as we considered long-term challenges and opportunities ahead for North Carolina’s economic development community.   Facilitated by Lee Anne Nance from our partners...

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Education Linked to Economic Growth

Quality education is the most effective business incentive North Carolina can offer in today’s economy, Commerce Secretary Tony Copeland told an audience of about 260 at Nash Community College. The event was sponsored by the Strategic Twin Counties Education Partnership (STEP). He pointed out two...

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NC is #1 in Economic Growth Potential, #3 in Biotech Strength

Business Facilities magazine, the New Jersey-based publication for site selection professionals, is out with its annual business climate rankings, and North Carolina is getting high marks for economic growth potential, solar installation, Opportunity Zones and other measures. Overall, the state ranked among the top ten...

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NCEDA Elects Randall Johnson As Vice President

Randall Johnson has been elected vice president of N.C. Economic Development Association for 2019-2020, according to a news release.   Members of the association elected Johnson, executive director of the N.C. Biotechnology Center’s southeastern regional office, by unanimous vote at its annual meeting in June. He joined...

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