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North Carolina in the Connected Age: Challenges and Opportunities in a Globalizing Economy

North Carolina in the Connected Age: Challenges and Opportunities in a Globalizing Economy (Hardback)

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This title shows where North Carolina's economy is headed next.At a time when North Carolina's population is exploding and its economy is shifting profoundly, one of the state's leading economists applies the tools of his trade to chronicle these changes and to inform North Carolinians in easy-to-understand terms what to expect in the future.Today, we are living in a technologically connected age that has completely transformed the state's economy, Walden explains. Once driven by tobacco, textiles, and furniture, the North Carolina economy now thrives on technology, pharmaceuticals, finance, food processing, and the manufacture of vehicle parts. While the state as a whole has benefited from these dramatic transformations, some population groups and regions have not experienced consistent economic growth. Walden identifies education as the key factor; a skilled, college-educated work force, he argues, is now a region's most prized commodity.Walden traces how the forces of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries have remade the North Carolina economy, impacted people and regions, and led to the most substantive public policy debates in decades. Written in a lively style and filled with original research and insights, ""North Carolina in the Connected Age"" is essential reading for all who want to understand how the state arrived where it is today and what its future might hold.

BusinessEconomicsEconomic historyHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsIndustrialisation & industrial history Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press Publication Date: 01/10/2008 ISBN-13: 9780807832219  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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MICHAEL L. WALDEN is William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and extension economist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University. He is author of seven books, including Smart Economics: Commonsense Answers to Fifty Questions about Government, Business, and Households. He also produces a daily radio program and writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column.

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