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After Manufacturing

Lessons for a New Reality from North Carolina

Author: Roland Stephen, Senior Economist, Center for Science, Technology and Economic Development, SRI International

After Manufacturing - after-manufacturing

Publisher Council on Foreign Relations Press

Release Date March 2012

20 pages


See CFR Senior Fellow and Renewing America Director Edward Alden's accompanying blog post here.

No state was struck harder by the loss of manufacturing employment than North Carolina. But while some parts of the state were able to shift into more competitive sectors, others have been unable to rebound. The reasons why, and their connection to policy, offer important lessons for regions across the United States grappling with how to respond to this new era of growing international competition.

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Roland Stephen is a senior economist with the Center for Science, Technology and Economic
Development, SRI International, and a fellow at the Institute for Emerging Issues, North Carolina
State University. He has worked on a wide range of issues in state government, including taxes, finance, energy, infrastructure, and higher education.

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