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Apr 6, 2015

The Home of Think and Do

For 128 years, NC State has been tasked with creating economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for all. That's a lofty goal, but our successes continue to come thick and fast. Learn why we're the home of Think and Do. 

Oct 24, 2014

New Survey of Triangle Entrepreneurs Shows Optimism

NC State has launched a new quarterly survey to measure the outlook of Triangle entrepreneurs – and the initial results show significant optimism for increased revenue, spending and employment well into spring 2015. 

May 1, 2014

Increased Drought Portends Lower Future Midwest Crop Yields

Increasingly harsh drought conditions in the U.S. Midwest’s Corn Belt may take a serious toll on corn and soybean yields over the next half-century, according to research published today in the journal Science. Corn yields could drop by 15 to 30 percent, according to the paper’s estimates; soybean yield losses would be less severe. North… 

Mar 11, 2014

NC State Experts Can Address Midterm Election Issues

Experts from North Carolina State University can offer insight into key issues facing House and Senate candidates in the 2014 midterm elections, including issues relating to race, gender, and the economy. 

Feb 5, 2014

Emerging Issues Forum to Focus on Teachers, Teacher Quality

National education experts and policy leaders will join N.C. leaders to discuss how teacher quality impacts educational outcomes at the 29th annual Emerging Issues Forum. This year’s forum, titled “Teachers and the Great Economic Debate,” is scheduled for Feb. 10-11 at the Raleigh Convention Center. More than 150 K-12 educators and administrators from across North… 

Aug 15, 2013

NC State Partners With National Security Agency on Big-Data Lab

North Carolina State University Chancellor Randy Woodson today announced a new partnership with the National Security Agency (NSA) to create the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences (LAS) on NC State’s Centennial Campus. The lab will bring together some of the brightest minds from government, academia and industry to address the most challenging big-data problems and will be… 

Aug 12, 2013

Trust and Towns in Transition

Near the Blue Ridge Parkway, three North Carolina towns have grown rapidly as jobs shifted from mining and timber to hospitality and tourism. In Macon County, natural resource-based jobs plummeted from 10 percent to almost zero in the last 35 years. Meanwhile, service-industry employment in the Franklin area topped 30 percent. It’s the kind of… 

Feb 26, 2013

NC State Leads Summit on Economic Development

Leaders from across the nation in business, higher education and the public sector converged on North Carolina State University Tuesday for a critical summit to discuss how universities impact job growth and economic development. The event, “Transforming Economies: The Role of University Innovation in Economic Growth,” was hosted by NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson, who said… 

Feb 25, 2013

NC State Hosts Summit on University Role in Driving Economy

How do universities leverage their research findings to spur job creation and transform economies? North Carolina State University will host academic, business and thought leaders to discuss university innovation and how it drives economic growth during a forum on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on Centennial Campus. The event, Transforming… 

Jun 13, 2012

NC State Hosts Start-Up Event; U.S. Rep. Ellmers to Speak

North Carolina State University will host its Fast 15 Signature Event, an opportunity to learn more about the new technologies and companies created at the university, from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, at the Park Alumni Center on Centennial Campus. U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers, chairwoman of the House Small Business Subcommittee on… 

Jul 27, 2011

Real Research, Real Results

From eradicating bed bugs to programming bandages, research at NC State produces results with real impact. 

Apr 24, 2011

Thinking Big

Pete Geisen graduated from NC State with a business degree and a job running his own nanotechnology company. Find out how NC State's focus on entrepreneurship boosts the economy and pays big dividends for students who think big. 

Apr 6, 2011

Charting NC’s Economic Future

With the economy on everyone's mind, NC State's Mike Walden has created a monthly index that forecasts how North Carolina's economy will perform over the next four to six months. Walden is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at NC State. 

Oct 8, 2010

NC State Economist Receives UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Public Service

Michael L. Walden, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of economics at North Carolina State University, received the Award for Excellence in Public Service today from the Board of Governors of the multi-campus University of North Carolina. The award, announced during the Board’s regular October meeting, was established in 2007 to encourage, identify, recognize, and reward distinguished… 

Sep 28, 2010

Study Finds National Debt ‘Tipping Point’ That Slows Economic Growth

Researchers from North Carolina State University have identified a “tipping point” for national debt – the point at which national debt levels begin to have an adverse effect on economic growth. The findings could influence economic policy discussions globally, and will be distributed at the upcoming meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World…