Michael Walden The Economics Of COVID-19 In North Carolina By Grant Holub-Moorman & Frank Stasio • Mar 3, 2020 Wikimedia Commons North Carolina's first case of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was confirmed today. Yet the state's manufacturing and agriculture industries were struggling to cope with disturbances in their supply chain weeks ago. What Will North Carolina Look Like In 2050? By Xernay Aniwar & Frank Stasio • Oct 27, 2017 Nan Palmero / Flickr - Creative Commons -https://flic.kr/p/qJPZEL For years North Carolina has been one of the fastest-growing states in the nation. This growth has had a profound impact on the state’s environment, government and economy. North Carolina In 2050: Urbanization, Automation And A New Economy By Will Michaels • Oct 10, 2017 Mark Turner / Wikipedia North Carolina should be ready for more urbanization and a middle class that keeps shrinking in the coming decades. The Hollowing-Out Of North Carolina’s Middle Wage Jobs By Jennifer Brookland & Frank Stasio • Jul 11, 2017 Naoya Fujii / Flickr - Creative Commons Nationally the number of people employed in middle-wage jobs rose by 6 percent between 2001 and 2015. But the numbers in North Carolina went in the other direction.