Posted in February 2012

Education Investment

Lucrative incentives and tax breaks are not the only thing on the mind of prospective employers who are looking for new property in the Carolinas. Economic developers are also hearing questions from company planners about a sustainable workforce. On this program, South Carolina Chamber Chair Jim Reynolds discusses the return on investment when the business … Continue reading

Unemployment Irony

The irony behind the region’s unsettling unemployment numbers is the number of companies who are still unable to find and hire qualified workers. Matching job skills with employers’ needs is a top priority for the Carolinas’ chambers of commerce. In this episode, we talk with Tom Dayvault of High Point, Ted Hall of the Montcross Area, … Continue reading

Cultural Impact

Public institutions have been crippled by sometimes drastic budget cuts while struggling to remain prominent in the politic arena. Still, the arts and cultural humanities in both Carolina’s have aided in economic development. Our discussion includes Larry Wheeler, Director of North Carolina Museum of Art, who emphasizes the new developments and philanthropy in the art industry. … Continue reading

Cost of Care

The complexities of our health care system can make it difficult for patients to understand the true cost of their care. Doctors and hospitals are paid by insurers based on the services they provide, not for the outcome of their care for the patient. On this program, three hospital executives and a physician discuss the push … Continue reading

Access to Higher Education

The recent economic shift has significantly increased competition amongst college graduates in the workplace. In order to maximize the potential of future success for graduates, institutions are placing more emphasis on equipping students with real world and internship experiences. On this program, Davidson College President Carol Quillen discusses the social and economic impacts of liberal arts colleges … Continue reading