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Record Turnout at Pinehurst Conference

NCEDA’s Spring Conference (formerly the MidWinter Conference) drew almost 350 attendees to the historic Pinehurst Resort, where economic and workforce development leaders shared expertise around this year’s theme of “Tomorrow’s Workforce Today: Creativity, Collaboration and Human Capital.” Dominion Energy was the event’s presenting sponsor.   “In an...

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Fayetteville Council Listens to a New Vision for Downtown

Inner-city residential growth is now an indicator of a city’s overall success, according to Steve Auterman, an architect and urban planner with the Pittsburgh consulting firm Urban Design Associates. “Every growing community is seeing more people living downtown,” Auterman told the Fayetteville City Council. His...

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STEMming the Parent Flow

An academic paper entitled “The Changing Career Trajectories of New Parents in STEM” uses National Science Foundation data to build the argument that parenthood - for both moms and dads - contributes more to attrition in scientific professions than previously known. “Other points of the...

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Talent, Transportation Take Center Stage at PTP Update

“Carolina Core” is the Piedmont Triad Partnership’s regional branding effort launched last August. Its key asset areas include transportation infrastructure, educational engagement and ready mega-sites. Greensboro’s Grandover Resort was the backdrop for a recent meeting of more than 100 leaders from across the region. NC...

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Know Where You’re Going? First Know Where You Are

The record-long federal government shutdown created a backlog of unreleased data economists rely on for their forecasting. Regions Bank’s Rick Moody says that while key measures from December are now available, there remains little clarity about the direction of things. Disappointing reports on retail sales...

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