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Best Cities to Work From Home in 2020

The average U.S. worker travels about 27.1 minutes to work and spends $2,600 annually on commuting costs, according to the 2018 Census Bureau estimates and the Citi ThankYou Premier Commuter Index. Working from home represents an opportunity for workers to save both time and money while addi… Read more >

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Most Favorable Markets for Tech Expansion

Widely recognized tech hubs including the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle are no longer the obvious spots for large tech companies to expand and/or for new startups to set up shop. Rapid housing cost growth in these areas and saturation of firms competing over limited pools of tech talent… Read more >

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NC State Q Hub Welcomes Delta

Delta Air Lines, the world’s largest global airline, will be the founding industry partner to join the IBM Q Hub at NC State, as part of a multi-year collaborative effort with IBM to explore the potential capabilities of quantum computing to transform experiences for customers and empl… Read more >

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2020's Best Cities for Jobs - Raleigh named in Top 50

With 2019 behind us, it's time to think about new beginnings. For many people, finding a new job is their top resolution. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent jobs report, the national unemployment rate is 3.6 percent, just a bit higher than the 50-year low of … Read more >

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Where Will Jobs be in 2020? Raleigh comes in at No. 10

Resolved to land a new job in the new year? Although the U.S. economy is 110 consecutive months into its record-breaking stretch of job gains and the unemployment rate is at a 50-year low, hiring among employers in some areas is projected to soften. Each quarter, ManpowerGroup conducts an Em… Read more >

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Kevin O'Leary of 'Shark Tank' Visits Raleigh

Shark Tank's "Mr. Wonderful," also known as Kevin O'Leary, was in Raleigh celebrating the grand opening of the Wine & Design headquarters at Union Station. “The whole region is on fire economically,” O’Leary says. He points to a “pro-business environment” … Read more >

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Which Metros Changed the Most this Decade?

While the 2000s ended with one of the worst financial crises in modern history, the 2010s were characterized by the longest economic expansion on record. This was also a decade in which the Millennial generation came of age, entering and transforming the labor and housing markets. While chan… Read more >

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Bloomberg states Raleigh is the next tier of Superstar Cities

For the past three decades, one of the central stories in the U.S. economy has been the rise of superstar cities. As the country has shifted from manufacturing to services, high-value knowledge industries such as technology, finance, and pharmaceuticals have become more important. These indu… Read more >

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Forbes Best State for Business - NC Ranked No. 1

Forbes ranks North Carolina as the No. 1 Best State for Business for the third straight year (2017 was its first time on top). With one of the highest net migration rates in the U.S., people have been flocking to North Carolina for the past decade. The 2019 ranking looks at job growth, cost … Read more >

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Forbes states 'North Carolina is Fueling Start-Up Success'

The entrepreneurial talent and start-ups emerging from Research Triangle Park in North Carolina are impressive, and starting to have a staggering impact on the world we live in—from what we eat to the software we use and the social media we share with our friends.In a new Forbes a… Read more >