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Jan 9, 2017

Economic Perspective: Are the Kids Leaving Home?

The societal changes we’ve seen in recent years is the increase of young adults choosing to live with their parents after they have finished school. Now that the job market has been improving, is the number of young adults living at home with their parents still significant?

Jan 6, 2017

You Decide: How to Solve Our Economic Growth Mystery?

Like the nation and most states, North Carolina’s economy has made progress since the end of the Great Recession. However, compared to recent recoveries from recessions, the pace of North Carolina’s current economic progress has been relatively slow. Usually, North Carolina's economic recoveries are stronger than the national recoveries. What could be the cause of this?

Dec 23, 2016

You Decide: What Should Be North Carolina’s Economic Agenda?

With 2017 rapidly approaching, it's time to look to the future. The dawn of a new year holds promise and hope for what we all want to accomplish in the coming months. North Carolina has it's goals set, but how should the state go about attaining them?

Dec 22, 2016

JC Raulston Arboretum’s New Grand Entrance Open Every Day of the Year

Fun for people of all ages and free to the public, NC State's JC Raulston Arboretum is ready to debut its unique new pedestrian gate.

Dec 20, 2016

Maturing South Atlantic Hop Industry is Topic for March Conference

When it comes to producing hops the South Atlantic is maturing – so much so that an annual conference focused on the industry will be much more “homegrown” than ever.

Dec 19, 2016

Economic Perspective: Finally, Faster Wage Growth

For several years during the economic recovery wage rates weren't increasing. However, have they started growing as of late? NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at the factors.

Dec 12, 2016

Economic Perspective: Why Have Interest Rates Jumped?

Interest rates remained low for some time, but have recently seen a jump. What could be the cause behind this and is there a chance they'll come back down? NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at the factors.

Dec 9, 2016

You Decide: What Will Happen to the Economy in 2017

Our economy is very complex with millions of interactions and interrelationships. I think economists are best at identifying general trends and raising questions about the economic future. So, what could the economy hold for our country in 2017?

Dec 7, 2016

Apply Now for 2017 Women in Agritourism Workshop

An upcoming conference offers North Carolina women in agritourism the chance to meet other operators and build a statewide network of support, fellowship and education. The application deadline is Dec. 15.

Dec 7, 2016

Videos Focus on Recovery in the Wake of a Flood

Cleaning up after a house floods can be a long, hard process. To help families deal with issues ranging from cleaning a kitchen to avoiding pest problems, educators with NC State University Extension have developed a series of educational YouTube videos called “After the Flood.”