Carolina Context

The newest publication of the Program on Public Life, Carolina Context is a report focusing on research findings by UNC faculty and graduate students on demographic, economic, education and environmental issues. It is available in print subscription and .pdf via the web site.

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Issue  Date Article(s) 
13 July 2011 Eastern NC: Greenville Rises to the Top as a Strong “Hub”
12 June 2011 North Carolina’s “Dealmakers” in the Energy and Green Economy Sectors
11 January 2011 The Role of Higher Education in North Carolina’s Evolving Job Market
10 April 2010 Status vs. Growth, Comparing Strategies for School Improvement
9 June 2009 Changing Demographics and the Aging Workforce
8 May 2009 North Carolina’s Unclaimed Federal Dollars
7 January 2009 North Carolina Textiles
6 August 2008 North Carolina’s Transformation
5 November 2007 The State of Mental Health in North Carolina
4 June 2007 Case Study of Job-training for North Carolina’s Life Science Manufacturing Industry
3 March 2007 The Status of North Carolina’s Math/Science Teacher Pipeline
Supplemental Documents
– Full Report: The Math & Science Teacher Pipeline in North Carolina
Full Report Supplemental Tables
2 October 2006 Allied Health: Jobs for North Carolinians
Supplemental Documents
“Health Care and Economic Development: Five Critical Connections for  North Carolina”
– Powerpoint – The State of Allied Health in N.C.
– “Health Care and Economic Development: Five Critical Connections for  North Carolina”
– “Allied Health Job Vacancy Tracking Report, 2006”
– “The Other Side of the Ledger: Federal Health Spending in Metropolitan Economies”
1 August 2006 North Carolina’s Changing Demography