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Data and research are at the heart of the Rural Center’s work. We believe that from our most remote places to the highest level of state government, unbiased data is critical for building sustainable communities and sound public policy.

Rural Representation In N.C. Election Districts

Rural Representation In N.C. Election Districts

The redistricting process and shifting populations can significantly change the demographics of a given election district. One element of change to consider is the rural representation within a given district. In this brief report, the changes in rural representation...

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Change in NC Employment During COVID-19

Change in NC Employment During COVID-19

Written by: Jason Gray, Senior Fellow for Research and PolicyMaps created by: Alfred Garshong, Data Systems Manager   2020 has been a year of profound stress, pain, and loss for North Carolina and the entire nation. In January, the word “COVID-19” was unknown to...

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