‘Jobs-centered’ focus seen boosting economies
Economic-development efforts in North Carolina should take into account both the needs of industry and of local workers, a new study says.
Growth seen straining public services
North Carolina’s rapid population growth is stretching the tax revenue needed for schools and transportation, a new study says.
State income gap widens
The richest five percent of North Carolina families earn 12 times more than the poorest fifth, and 4.3 times more than the middle fifth, a new study says.
N.C. families’ incomes fall short
Nearly four in 10 North Carolina families are not earning enough to meet their basic living expenses, a new report says.