from Renewing America

After Manufacturing

Lessons for a New Reality From North Carolina

March 14, 2012

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Overview

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.

Roland Stephen

Senior Economist, Center for Science, Technology and Economic Development, SRI International

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

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