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  • US-China trade could see ‘two more years of serious tension,’ says economist

    Derek Scissors, an economist at the American Enterprise Institute, believes it could take as long as two more years to iron out tensions in the US-China trade relationship. “What the US wants is …very serious changes in Chinese trade behavior and maybe domestic economic behavior,”......

  • Workforce development, entrepreneurship are growing priorities for public research universities

    The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has released a policy blueprint titled “Advancing University-Engaged Economic and Social Prosperity” highlighting how public universities and the federal government can collaborate in workforce readiness, innovation and community-based economic development. “Research and education have always opened doors......

  • AT $1 TRILLION, AMAZON SHOULD FEAR REGULATORS MORE THAN RIVALS

    Amazon accounts for nearly half of all e-commerce in the US, and the Seattle-based company recently reached $1 trillion in market capitalization. Both Google and China’s Alibaba could dent Amazon’s growth, but the company’s biggest challenge may come from governments that are concerned about Amazon’s......

  • Shopping mall owners fill empty stores with offices as coworking companies branch out

    Empty since 2016, the former Barney’s at Scottsdale Fashion Square mall in Arizona is finally getting a new tenant, and it isn’t exactly selling shoes.   In Scottsdale and elsewhere across America, stores left vacant by retailers, including now-bankrupt Toys R Us and Bon-Ton, are......

  • Governor: ‘Not heard’ from Amazon; no comment on Apple project

    Gov. Roy Cooper took questions from reporters at a press gaggle on Tuesday morning with questions about Amazon HQ2 and Apple being fired his way.   Asked about Amazon and where the Triangle stood among the company’s declared final top 20 list, Cooper replied:  ......

  • Google announces $100,000 for Nevada workforce development

    Google is doubling down on digital literacy and workforce development in Nevada, investing $100,000 with state partner JOIN Inc. to help Nevadans develop digital skills.   The company officially unveiled the partnership on Monday as part of its Grow With Google event at the Nevada......

  • Business Development Manager Of Brunswick BID Featured In NCEDA Profile

    An official with Brunswick Business and Industry Development was chosen to be featured in the N.C. Economic Development Association’s most recent emerging executives profile.   Kevin Lackey, business development manager of Brunswick BID, was featured in the profile of the Spring 2018 newsletter titled “Developments,”......

  • NCEDA members elect Randall Johnson secretary-treasurer for 2018-19

    Randall Johnson was elected to serve as secretary-treasurer of the N.C. Economic Development Association for 2018-2019.   Johnson, executive director of the N.C. Biotechnology Center’s Southeastern Regional Office, began his role on July 1. He joined N.C. Economic Development Association’s (NCEDA) board of directors in......

  • Burke Development CEO elected to board

    MORGANTON — The North Carolina Economic Development Association has elected new leaders for 2018-19, and Alan Wood, president and CEO of Burke Development Inc., will serve a three-year term on the group’s board of directors.   NCEDA is the state’s leading membership organization for economic......

  • McDowell’s WorkFORCE Wellness gets statewide attention

    McDowell County’s WorkFORCE Wellness program will be one of the highlights of an upcoming statewide conference about rural economic development.   Local economic developers and civic leaders from more than 65 counties in North Carolina will gather Thursday, July 12 through Friday, July, 13 to......