Stories From Jun 2018

Jun 13, 2018

Walden: 6 Ways North Carolina Will Be Different in 2050

The year 2050 seems distant, but it really isn’t. We’ll be there in only 32 years. But our state will be different.

Jun 11, 2018

You Decide: How Will the Workforce Change?

A case can be made that today’s job market is changing in rapid and unpredictable ways. This is due to the tremendous advances in technology, which experts say will continue to shape the kinds of jobs available to workers for decades to come.

Jun 7, 2018

Economic Perspective: Is There Hope for Controlling Health Care Costs?

"I think the answer about controlling health care costs is going to rely on two things: technology and nutrition.”

Jun 5, 2018

Rural Economies in Eastern NC Studied by ARE Students

They participated in the inaugural offering of the Maymester course ARE 495: Rural Economic Development. Students met business and social entrepreneurs, economic development experts, and natural resource managers to learn how rural economies are structured. The majority of the course was spent visiting inland and soundside communities in the rural coastal plain including Kinston of Lenoir County, Smyrna of Carteret County, and Oriental of Pamlico County, among others.

Jun 4, 2018

Corn Basis Determines Impact of Out-of-state Corn on Animal Ag Profits

With a deficit of feed grain to nourish North Carolina’s “tails and feathers” production – hogs, broiler chickens and turkeys – the profitability of our state’s livestock industry hinges on adequate, reliable and low-cost out-of-state sources for corn.

Jun 4, 2018

New Off-Road Vehicle Restrictions In Outer Banks

New limits on off-road vehicles in North Carolina’s Outer Banks aim to protect endangered species. They also add another chapter to the United States’ long history of conflict over use of public land.