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Economic Development

SANDHILLS SENTINEL: N.C. jobs, GDP economy fully recovered to pre-pandemic levels in 2021
North Carolina’s economy fully returned to the employment level it enjoyed before the COVID-19 pandemic sent the world into an economic recession, state economists said Monday. The state’s economy recovered to pre-pandemic employment levels in July of 2021 and the GDP even earlier, and the state’s economy continues to grow despite concerns of inflation and high gas prices

SPECTRUM NEWS: War, pandemic create uncertainty for N.C. economy
North Carolina has seen strong recovery in its gross domestic product since the pandemic recession, with growth of 6.7% in 2021, according to John Connaughton, director of the North Carolina Economic Forecast. But he expects annual GDP growth to slow to 3.1% in 2022.


Elections

NBC: Supreme Court to decide if North Carolina legislators can defend voter ID law
The Supreme Court on Monday will consider whether North Carolina Republicans can step in to advocate in court for a voter ID law that they believe the state’s Democratic attorney general isn’t fighting hard enough to defend. Lower federal courts have said the attorney general is doing an adequate job of defending the law, so now Moore and Philip Berger, the president pro tempore of the state Senate, are asking the Supreme Court t


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