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Where to Find Data for Smart Managerial and Financial Decisions

December 23, 2014

Ever need to know how many single-family wood-framed houses were sold in the Midwest last year? Or the latitude and longitude of every farmers market in Wisconsin that sells herbs, flowers, and soap? What about the number of planes that sat on the tarmac more than three hours this past June? Or the … Read more

Can Environmental Regulation Promote Economic Development?

November 26, 2013

In response to pressure from the state’s new data centers, Duke Energy recently filed a pilot program with the North Carolina Utilities Commission requesting approval to directly sell renewable energy to “new” industrial customers in the state. This pilot program seems directly targeted to the new d … Read more

North Carolina’s Emerging Data Center Cluster

January 4, 2011

Jonathan Morgan is a School of Government faculty member. As a new year begins, economic developers and public officials in North Carolina must feel pretty good about the state’s prospects in 2011 for building on its recent success in attracting several major data center facilities.  In a few short … Read more

A World without Economic Development Incentives?

June 2, 2010

Jonathan Morgan is a School of Government faculty member. In May 2010, American Express chose Guilford County as the location for a new $400 million data storage center that will initially employ about 50 people, but could eventually grow to 150 workers.  Local officials and economic developers were … Read more