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Is North Carolina a “Low Tax” State for Business?

May 7, 2013

State policymakers are considering a major reform of the tax code in North Carolina that could include a reduction in the corporate income tax rate.  One rationale for doing so is the sense that the state’s competitiveness for economic development is being hampered by a corporate income tax rate tha … Read more

The Promise of State Sector Strategies

April 3, 2013

Over the past decade, many states have adopted so called sector strategies that are designed to bring government, education, job training, and economic development stakeholders together in order to better meet the workforce needs of key industries.   Sector strategies also make an explicit attempt t … Read more

North Carolina’s Competitiveness in the New Economy

February 6, 2013

Policymakers in Raleigh are grappling with how best to enhance North Carolina’s prospects for achieving higher levels of economic growth and prosperity.  This has resulted in a renewed focus on the state’s competitiveness as a location for jobs and private investment.  Much of the current policy dis … Read more

What Keeps North Carolina on Top?

January 4, 2010

Jonathan Morgan is a School of Government faculty member. Industry trade publications consistently rank North Carolina among the top five states with respect to its attractiveness for business locations. For example, North Carolina has been ranked No. 1 in eight of the last nine years by Site Select … Read more