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.