In this Book

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For years, North Carolina has been one of the nation's fastest-growing states, bringing tremendous change to the state's people, industries, jobs, places, environment, and government. Much of this change resulted from the information and technology revolution, which connected the state more fully to the country and the world. But we are now moving beyond the connected age, argues Michael L. Walden, to a new era of living, production, and work, and North Carolina faces not only unanswered questions about the past but also new challenges and opportunities visible on the horizon. What will these new transformations mean for the state's people, places, and prosperity?

In this book, Walden lays out these looming economic issues and offers predictions of future trends as well as multiple policy options for taxation, infrastructure, and environmental issues. While the future cannot be perfectly predicted, Walden's expert analysis is mandatory reading for policy makers, business leaders, and everyday people seeking to prepare for upcoming changes in North Carolina's economy.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Figures, Tables, and Maps
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Preface: Dueling Futures
  2. pp. xiii-xxiv, 1-2
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  1. 1. Will They Still Come?
  2. pp. 3-12
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  1. 2. Hot Places and Open Spaces
  2. pp. 13-21
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  1. 3. Where’s the Growth?
  2. pp. 22-42
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  1. 4. Winners and Losers in Making a Living
  2. pp. 43-60
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  1. 5. Resetting Education
  2. pp. 61-77
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  1. 6. Requiem for Resources?
  2. pp. 78-92
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  1. 7. Government’s Role—Lean In or Back Off ?
  2. pp. 93-110
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  1. 8. Is the Future in Our Hands?
  2. pp. 111-114
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 115-116
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 117-166
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 167-176
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469635743
Print ISBN
9781469635712
MARC Record
OCLC
1002848576
Pages
200
Launched on MUSE
2017-09-13
Language
English
Open Access
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