Federal lawmakers propose increasing tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21
Walden noted about 10,000 people across the state are employed in the industry, a number that has decreased as more manufacturers rely on automation.
NC State Class of 2019 graduates into strong job market
"If young people are staying in this area – the Research Triangle area of North Carolina – even better," Walden said. "We have a lower unemployment rate, we have a faster growing economy. A lot of people say we are the 'it' economy. This is the place to be."
For farms, minimum wage is just one small piece of survival puzzle
“Higher minimum wages may have different effects on different farms based on the crop produced, the size of the farm and the proximity to large metropolitan areas,” said economists Amy M.G. Kandilov and Ivan T. Kandilov of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
Experts Examine Future of Transportation in NC
The round table was sponsored by Guilford Technical Community College and North Carolina Railroad Co. The transcript was edited for brevity and clarity.
Economist: Why North Carolina has so many open high-tech jobs – and how to get one
Walden provides his thoughts to WRAL.
Walden Appointed to State Transportation Committee
ARE Extension Economist Mike Walden will assist state officials in creating a transportation plan for North Carolina.
Piggott Presents to House Ag Committee
Nick gave his presentation, "US and NC Agricultural Outlook," to the House Ag Committee.
Walden Delivers 2019 Economic Outlooks
Walden's outlooks address economic trends in North Carolina.
Walden Presents on NC Transportation
Walden updated attendees of the NC Transportation Summit on trends in NC transportation.
NC Economic Index shows modest rise, but may indicate slower growth in 2019
Other components of the Index changed little, possibly signally the beginning of a transition to a slower growing state economy in 2019, said NCSU economist Mike Walden, PhD, who compiles the Index.