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A Simple Proposal to Revive the American Dream

Chicago has joined the states of Oregon, Rhode Island and Tennessee in experimenting with tuition-free community college education. Mayor Rahm Emanuel explains how the Star Scholarship program has boosted attainment of two-year degrees, especially among minority and first- generation college students. “More than a century...

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Year-End Message from NCEDA President Mark Pope

In a few days, we’ll close the books on 2018 and eagerly welcome a new year with optimism and hope.   Headlines captured the disappointment this year when high-profile projects landed in competing states. But we also celebrated many wins – with Honeywell, Cognizant, Advanced Auto Parts...

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We Are Underinvesting in Human Capital

Human capital is the strategic asset in the modern global economy. In 2018, for the first time in US history, the number of unfilled positions in the US economy was greater than the number of unemployed individuals seeking employment. The US Department of Labor estimates...

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The Fed made the right call with rate hikes

When the Federal Reserve raised the federal-funds rate by a quarter of a percent, President Trump fumed and the S&P and Dow Jones plummeted. But the Fed made the right call. It alone has a responsibility to use rate hikes to ward off economic overheating...

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Networking Luncheon Focused on State’s FDI Prospects

Over 100 NCEDA members and guests attended a December 6 Networking Luncheon addressing the current state of foreign direct investment (FDI) into North Carolina. “The trade conflict is definitely impacting FDI flows from China,” said Korey Howard, senior international business development manager at the Economic...

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