Economic Outlook

Oct 8, 2018

Walden Speaks at Asheville Metro Economy Outlook

“Greater Asheville has established itself as the major economic engine of western North Carolina, and the region’s economic reputation will continue to expand in the decades ahead. Importantly, Asheville has now diversified its economy beyond tourism, and economic diversification is one of the major keys to a region’s sustained vitality,” said Walden.

Sep 26, 2018

Farm Losses Huge But Most Consumers will be Unaffected

Due to an expansive food network in the United States, consumers are not likely to notice much impact at the supermarket, said Michael L. Walden, economics professor and extension economist at N.C. State University.

Sep 20, 2018

Economic Perspective: Regional Economic Growth in North Carolina

The race for job growth across North Carolina is always heated, but is there a shake-up in the front-runners this year?

Aug 20, 2018

Employment in NC Hits Record; Economist Says Job Growth Will Continue

North Carolina’s jobless rate remains slightly higher than the national 3.9 average, but Walden pointed out: “North Carolina’s growth is actually running ahead of national growth, primarily due to in-migration of workers and our strong business conditions.”

Aug 17, 2018

Tax Incentives Study: NC ‘Doesn’t Play the Game as Much as Most Other States’

Mike Walden's editorial explains tax incentives and their influence on companies like Amazon and Apple.

Aug 17, 2018

Brown Appointed to WH Council of Economic Advisors

Dr. A. Blake Brown joined the Council of Economic Advisors at the White House on August 1st.

Aug 13, 2018

Amazon to Open New Distribution Center in Garner

Walden said he doesn’t see a correlation between the potential distribution center and the potential for Amazon’s HQ2 to come to the Triangle.

Aug 10, 2018

The Fate of Industrial Hemp in the 2018 Farm Bill

Industrial hemp in NC is a hot topic! Read Dr. Marne Coit's analysis of the laws on production.

Aug 6, 2018

2019 Executive Farm Management Program Registration is Now Open

Do you want to grow your business? Don't delay, register today for our 2019 program.

Jul 10, 2018

Walden: How Would Ending NAFTA Impact the North Carolina Economy?

If efforts to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) fail, there is a possibility the trade pact will be ended. If NAFTA is terminated, what would be the likely impacts on economic production and employment in North Carolina?