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What You Need to Know About North Carolina for May 21, 2015

What You Need to Know About North Carolina for May 21, 2015

Sisters are doing it for themselves, at least in terms of creating businesses in North Carolina. According to a report from American Express OPEN, a business advocacy and support group run by the credit card company, business growth among women is up 98% in the state.

I’m proud to say that despite my recent employment in another state, I also created a NC LLC this year, part of which you are participating in. Learn more about everything that I do, in case you haven’t had a chance to check out all that is Kristen Jeffers Media.

Oh, and if you are a dude or if having a job only is more your thing,  the Raleigh metro area has been named number one and Kansas City metro area number two for jobs by Glassdoor, a job advertisement and career advice site. One cool thing this site does is that it bases its analysis on job openings, median income and median house value, so that you can see whether or not there’s a healthy amount of jobs, affordable housing and a liveable salary at a glance. Plus, it also urges job seekers to consider whether or not they can own a home and advance in their careers in a metro, versus just being there for perceived amenities.

I will second this. After spending an evening watching the Royals win at the K and many evenings on Glenwood South in Raleigh, you can’t go wrong with either metro.

And that’s what you need to know about North Carolina for today. Well, that and these things:

Fracking permits have been temporarily suspended by the state supreme court.

Procter and Gamble, already a major operation in Greensboro, is shifting some production from Puerto Rico to Greensboro.

Winston-Salem grew faster than the state as a whole between 2013 and 2014. Home forclosures are also down in the city.

Also growing, Charlotte proper, to 880,000 people. Other areas in the region are also seeing population increases.

Aberdeen is the largest growing town in the Sandhills region, which also includes Fayetteville.

Rolesville is the fastest growing Triangle-area town.

AirBnB will collect sales taxes in Buncombe County, home to Asheville, starting on June 1.

Raleigh police will use the NextDoor app to communicate with residents.

And, finally, with film incentives drying up in the Wilmington area, so are independent films, filmmakers and festivals.


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