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Trying to Capture a Community’s CED: New Dashboard of Growth, Prosperity and Inclusion Data

April 17, 2018

The new Metro Monitor 2018 reportby the Metropolitan Policy Programat the Brooking Institution includes an enticing tool for CED professionals: interactive graphs tracking the growth, prosperity, and inclusion of 100 different metro areas over the last 17 years.  For North Carolina, the areas includ … Continued

Current Positive Economic News? Cheer, Then Take a Breath and Look Deeper at the Divided NC Economy

January 17, 2017

There have been numerous national reports of positive economic information over the past six months. Unemployment is low, economic growth is steady and even growing, jobs are being created and 10 years later, we are finally moving beyond the devastating impacts of the recession. It would appear that … Continued

Is there an economic “meal gap” in your community?

July 17, 2012

Local economic development officials are familiar with a variety of measures of a community’s economic condition. Most of these measures are based on trend data such as sales taxes, housing values or new construction, or building or hotel vacancy rates. Feeding America, a non-profit representing the … Continued