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  • A Message from NCEDA President Patricia Mitchell

    The arrival of Hurricane Dorian this week is a vivid reminder that business continuity is central to the value NCEDA members bring to their communities. Often spearheaded through Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) programs, economic development practitioners work to help employers limit disruption from both......

  • ARC to Target Recovery-to-Work Model in Strengthening Substance Abuse Program

    Widespread misunderstanding about addiction and recovery negatively influences public programs and employer practices, limiting the effectiveness of strategies that aim to move recovering addicts back into the workforce. Limited knowledge and negative attitudes about substance abuse raise barriers to returning to a productive life. The......

  • US Manufacturing Contracts for the First Time in Three Years Amid China Trade War

    The manufacturing sector was considered one of the big winners under the Trump administration, notching big gains in employment and activity. But that now appears to be nullified by the trade war. The ISM US manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index fell to 49.1% in August, the......

  • More Single Women in Workforce Than Ever Before – Economic Impact is Profound

    By 2030, 45% of working women aged 25 to 44 in the US will be single, up from 41% as of 2018. Never before has the share been so high, according to research by Morgan Stanley. And as the workforce changes, corporations will have to......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • 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......