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Where are people considering moving to and from?

October 4, 2018

One important economic development metric practitioners study is interstate residential migration. While there are several indicators practitioners used to project national migration trends this post will focus on two tools that look at migration patterns for residents across the United States. Unde … Continued

Part I: The Start Up and Co-Working Scene in North Carolina

May 10, 2018

Hearing talk of “angel investors” looking for “unicorn companies” by grown adults sitting in a circle cross-legged on a polished concrete floor might not seem like business as usual, but this new way of doing business is quickly gaining traction. The startup community in North Carolina appears to be … Continued

Millennials Entering the Real Estate Market

January 5, 2016

It’s not a surprise that real estate developers, in recent years, have begun prioritizing the wants and needs of Millennials. Millennials say that they prioritize walkability, dense urban space, a sense of community, and the ability to frequent a favorite coffee shop. This year, Millennials are proj … Continued

Measuring Sprawl: How do North Carolina metros measure up?

October 9, 2014

“Sprawl” is a word that comes up frequently in reference to the built environment in North Carolina. But what do we mean when we refer to sprawl? And is sprawl really “worse” here than in other parts of the Southeast, or of the country? A new report from Smart Growth America (SGA), a national non-pr … Continued