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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, … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Town Hall: Workforce Shortages

September 12, 2022

The pandemic caused a major disruption to our country’s labor force and the challenges continue. Experts join ncIMPACT’s Anita Brown-Graham to discuss why labor shortages exist in our state and innovative strategies that can help alleviate those shortages.

Working for a Living Wage 

July 18, 2022

Nearly half of Americans, do not earn a living wage, which can be defined as the income necessary for a person or family to not only meet their basic needs, such as food and shelter, but also provide stability and financial independence needed for a good quality of life. Several restaurants and organizations in North Carolina are collaborating to pursue solutions in their industries.  

Missing Middle Model to Ease Housing Shortage in Triangle Region

June 27, 2022

The Triangle region has seen housing and apartment prices rise dramatically. The main strategy municipalities are using to address these issues is the Missing Middle Model for housing, which can be defined as “a range of house-scaled buildings with multiple units – compatible in scale and form with detached single-family homes – located in a walkable neighborhood.” Increased housing options are necessary to meet the demand and ensure affordable housing is available for the region’s residents.

Regional Approaches Attract Big Business to North Carolina 

June 20, 2022

Rather than pitting municipalities against each other, competing for jobs created and tax base gains from corporate investments, successful regional efforts promote the broader region based on recognition that neighboring communities can be more successful by working together. These types of regional efforts prove successful in attracting big business to North Carolina in regions like the Triangle and Carolina Core.