Stories From 2019

Aug 19, 2019

You Decide: What’s Behind the Three Top Issues?

NC State University economist Dr. mike Walden addresses three prominent issues facing the economy today, and the factors that play into them.

Aug 15, 2019

Economic Perspective: Hiring Over the Business Cycle

The popular adage "last hired, first fired" speaks to the hiring cycle in businesses, but does this apply equally across all levels?

Aug 13, 2019

Building the Great Warships: NC Timber from Colonial Times to Now

Since the time it was a colony, lumber has played an important role in the North Carolina economy. Find out how lumber exports from NC shaped world history.

Aug 12, 2019

Finding Attorneys, Banks, and Insurance Companies That Understand Hemp

We are aggregating a list of service providers that can assist you with coverage of your hemp business ventures.

Aug 12, 2019

North Carolina Economic Outlook, 3rd Quarter 2019

Walden's report analyzes the state's GDP, job growth rates, and unemployment levels and compares them to national levels.

Aug 12, 2019

Local Farm Credit Scholarships for ABM Students

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics is very fortunate and appreciative for the strong support that our majors in Agricultural Business Management receive from Farm Credit.

Aug 8, 2019

Economic Perspective: The Decline in Infrastructure

Spending on infrastructure in the U.S. has been on the decline. When did this trend start, and why is investing in infrastructure important?

Aug 5, 2019

You Decide: How Different Are Local Economies?

A recently released study broke down American cities into categories based around economic output and their potential future. How did they group North Carolina communities?

Jul 31, 2019

Hemp Law 101: The Regulation of Industrial Hemp

Topics include: the legal history of hemp; the need to clarify laws for farmers, producers and consumers; the impact of the 2018 Farm Bill; and remaining limitations.

Jul 30, 2019

Economic Perspective: North Carolina’s Business Ranking

A new ranking of the states' attractiveness to businesses was released. What criteria was used, and where did North Carolina fall?