North Carolina economy

Canadian Parliamentary Minister and NAFTA advisor Andrew Leslie addressed the World Affairs Council of Charlotte Thursday.
David Boraks / WFAE

Updated Friday, Jan. 26, 2018
President Trump has threatened to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, which he once called "the worst deal ever." As negotiations on the treaty continue this week, a top Canadian official visited Charlotte Thursday to argue that NAFTA actually is good for the US, Canada and Mexico - and for North Carolina.

Military's Huge Impact In NC May Shrink

Nov 5, 2013

The military supports roughly 540,000 jobs in North Carolina, but its presence may shrink over the next few years. That's according to a report the N.C. Commerce Department released Tuesday.


Economic Recovery Isn't Helping Typical NC Family

Sep 19, 2013

Families with incomes smack in the middle of the North Carolina economy are not benefiting from the state's slow recovery. That's according to data the Census Bureau released Thursday in its annual checkup on how American communities are doing.