You Decide

Dec 7, 2018

You Decide: What Can the NFL Teach Us About Business?

The NFL has grown in almost 100 years to perhaps the most successful professional sports franchise. Through their years, are there lessons for other businesses?

Nov 20, 2018

You Decide: Are Our Taxes Fair and Our Spending Effective?

With two new studies out about taxes and tax spending across the nation, Mike Walden breaks down where North Carolina falls among the rest.

Nov 9, 2018

You Decide: Can Small Towns Make a Comeback?

North Carolina used to be a state of small towns, but the state has shifted over the years to larger metro areas. NC State Extension's Mike Walden asks: Are small towns poised for a comeback?

Oct 26, 2018

You Decide: How Will the “New NAFTA” Impact North Carolina?

As the dust settles from the new trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada Mike Walden analyzes the potential impacts North Carolina businesses.

Oct 12, 2018

You Decide: Why Do We Take Risks?

Every day we take risks as we go about our lives. How does the tradeoff of risk and reward work in the economy and how do we manage those risks?

Sep 27, 2018

You Decide: What is the Path of Hurricane Recovery?

With the storm behind us, the recovery process is already in full effect. What does the path to recovery look like for the hard-hit areas of our state?

Sep 12, 2018

You Decide: What’s the New Outlook for Jobs?

The fear of automation replacing labor stretches through almost all job markets. With our tech advancing forward, how has that impacted the market?

Aug 31, 2018

You Decide: How is North Carolina’s Economy at Mid-Year?

Mid-year analysis for state economies is starting to come in. How has North Carolina looked so far for 2018?

Aug 17, 2018

You Decide: How Does North Carolina Compare on Incentives?

States often offer incentives to lure businesses to their states. How does North Carolina's use of incentives over the years compare to other states?

Aug 3, 2018

You Decide: Should the Fed Be Raising Interest Rates?

The Federal Reserve recently hiked the interest rate. They do so in accordance with what they see happening in the economy. What are the implications of the move, and how does it play into their mission?