North Carolina's transformation into a fast-growing, dynamic, and much-envied state was no accident. Smart, forward-thinking leaders from both the public and private sectors worked with engaged citizens to build the modern North Carolina. Our leaders and citizens saw the wisdom and value of investing in our people and strengthening our communities, and that investment yielded great results.
Think NC First, a nonpartisan policy and message development think tank that serves as a reliable source of evidence-based research for policy makers and thought leaders, today announced the release of North Carolina Roadmap 2025. North Carolina Roadmap 2025 is a program designed to develop a forward-looking vision with policy options for North Carolina’s future leaders and decision makers to consider. Read More
Rebuilding the Bridge to the Future: An Analysis of What Works for North Carolina's Economy tells the story of how North Carolina’s economic development strategy in the 1990s helped build an economy that created prosperity up and down the income scale. The paper details how that strategy has broken down and growth over the last several years hasn’t been shared, but instead, increased inequality. Gone are well-paying “middle-income jobs” that have been replaced with low-paying jobs in service industries. Authors T. William Lester and Nichola Lowe argue that North Carolina should recommit to smart strategic interventions that create good-paying jobs, increase wages and develop emerging industries. Read More
Staffing North Carolina’s classrooms https://t.co/9tgGr6qqL0 via @EducationNCMay 24, 2016
Here's the minimum 'living wage' in North Carolina https://t.co/MeGqBhmbnT via @TriangleBIZJrnlMay 24, 2016
#Millennials are more likely to be heavy overdrafters than any other generation: https://t.co/pVYQZqraPM via @pewtrusts #millennialmoneyApril 28, 2016