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Impact Stories: Innovation Brewing

“As cheesy as it sounds, we’re living the American dream. We came to this with virtually nothing in our pockets. And today it feels like a dream come true.” On a warm afternoon in October of 2017, Nicole Dexter and Chip Owen threw a party. A band played mellow folk...

Research: Employment Growth, A Challenge for Many Rural Counties

by Jason Gray, Senior Fellow, Research & Policy What's the Data? This month's data visualization compares the one-year change in employment for all 100 North Carolina counties from May 2016 to May 2017. Counties are sorted into three categories of rural, urban, and...

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