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The Potential of Offshore Wind Energy

March 24, 2023

  There are currently three offshore wind areas in North Carolina, two of which have been leased for development. These projects are expected to require thousands of workers to support wind turbine construction and maintenance. Learn how our state is … Continued

Increasing Food Access

March 17, 2023

  It is estimated that more than 1 million North Carolinians live in food deserts. Food deserts are neighborhoods that have limited access to affordable and nutritious food. Access in many areas is now even more limited because of supply … Continued

Enhancing NC’s Workforce Through Education

March 10, 2023

Episode Description: The workforce is evolving. More jobs than ever require post-high school education and training. Learn about collaborations in Davie and Pamlico to remove barriers for students to continue their educations and join the workforce. Counties featured in this … Continued

Rising Community Violence

March 3, 2023

  Violent crime rose in North Carolina from 2018-2020, then slightly dropped in 2021. This comes after a steady decline in violent crime in the early to mid-2000s. It has many communities grappling with how to make their neighborhoods safer. … Continued

Building a Diverse Business Community

February 24, 2023

Episode Description: Entrepreneurs of color operate more than 8 million businesses and employ more than 7 million people nationwide. But these entrepreneurs still face barriers to success. Learn about collaborations in Mecklenburg, Randolph, and Halifax counties that are working to remove … Continued

Sports Tourism Boom

February 17, 2023

Families are spending thousands of dollars and traveling thousands of miles each year for youth sports. The money these families spend on hotels, restaurants, and shopping adds up for local communities. ncIMPACT talks with families and community leaders from Richmond … Continued

Teacher Shortage Crisis

February 10, 2023

Staffing shortages remain a problem for many schools. In North Carolina, all grade levels suffer from a lack of math and special education teachers, while elementary schools lack qualified educators for all core subjects. Discover how school districts are getting … Continued

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care

February 3, 2023

In North Carolina, 180,000 people aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s. That number is expected to rise to more than 210,000 by 2025. Learn how Wayne County’s Dementia Friendly Hospital Initiative and Orange County’s Dementia Friendly Business Program … Continued

Town Hall: Made in ENC – Talent & Economic Development

September 12, 2022

Many industries are facing difficulties recruiting and retaining top talent. This has led many communities to collaborate to grow their skilled workforce. Experts join ncIMPACT’s Anita Brown-Graham on the campus of East Carolina University for a town hall focused on … Continued

Town Hall: Innovations Leading to Economic Mobility

September 12, 2022

Rural communities often struggle with creating economic activity, educational opportunities, and workforce talent. This has forced some NC communities to get creative in developing opportunities for their residents. Experts join ncIMPACT’s Anita Brown-Graham on the campus of Elizabeth City State … Continued