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Global Search for Jobs

The global economy has changed the way companies in the Carolinas do business and the tactics of economic developers who work to recruit employers to our region. While automation and cheap overseas labor have greatly impacted domestic manufacturers, NC Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco believes the state offers unlimited possibilities for foreign investors and existing businesses looking … Continue reading

Sustainable Manufacturing

Decades before recycling became a public policy issue for most communities in the Carolinas, Sonoco was reclaiming discarded paper as part of its manufacturing process. The company now benefits from its heritage of environmental stewardship as it works to increase awareness of recycling as an economic engine. Sonoco CEO Harris DeLoach joins John Silvia of Wells Fargo and … Continue reading

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

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

Catchy Headlines and Deep Analysis

For more than a decade, we have been proud partners with the venerable monthly publication Business North Carolina magazine. So, it was without hesitation we said yes when we got a call from BNC Publisher David Kinney to participate in their Oct. 2011 cover: BNC Top 30 Cover Story.

Telling it like it is

While the nation’s budget deficit continues to grow by trillions of dollars, there appears to be little agreement on the path to a balanced spending plan. On this special edition of Carolina Business Review, we talk with the co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform: Erskine Bowles and Senator Alan Simpson.

Campus Connection

Football returns to the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2013, more than 60 years after the college first tried the sport – only to see the team fold a year later. Chancellor Phil Dubois believes a new football program, while an expensive endeavor, will enhance the experience of its students … Continue reading

Dropout Dilemma

North Carolina’s school dropout rate reached a record low in the 2009-2010 school year, yet the number of teens who fail to obtain a high school diploma remains one of our region’s biggest challenges. On this special edition of Carolina Business Review, we sit down with N.C. Governor Beverly Perdue to discuss the recent budget … Continue reading

State of the Arts

As Chancellor of the smallest campus in the UNC system, John Mauceri oversees one of the most unusual universities in the nation. Programs at the UNC School of the Arts, which include high school students studying alongside college undergrads and graduate students, are constantly seeking creative solutions to shrinking budgets. On this program, Mauceri joins two other college … Continue reading