Posted in December 2011

Miles of Bad Road

Or so it can feel that way if you judge our infrastructure reinvestment according to this economy and the allocation of NC tax receipts. North Carolina’s affable Secretary of Transportation, Gene Conti shares his vision and tough decisions on the direction of strategy in the ‘Good Roads State’. Ned Curran of Bissell Companies and George … Continue reading

Carolina Econometrics

It is not clear if this is a sign that we are near a bottom in the economy but, it surely seems many people have become even more pessimistic of late. Can it be due to the European drama? Or, is it our domestic political leadership folly? Either way, our annual panel of Economists are … Continue reading

Bank Transfer Day vs. Dodd-Frank

While it’s easy pickings on the big banks, the small community banks have been reaping the manna from the fallout of their larger cousins misfortunes. The broader questions is, will the Dodd-Frank legislation be the brick wall for the smaller financial service providers? And what happens to communities if Community Banks face harsh times? That … Continue reading

Real(ity) Estate

Maybe a little too much reality for many. With the inventory of foreclosed homes still working through the system, Carolina residential, and to a lesser extent, commercial property values are still looking for sustained good news. This week’s A-list panel gives some clarity to where we are in the cycle. Ed Fritsch, Pat Riley, David … Continue reading