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Immigration changes could boost housing sales (access required)

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President Barack Obama’s decision to weather a Republican backlash and reform immigration regulations could have a significant impact on the housing market. In allowing millions of undocumented residents to work legally and avoid the threat of deportation, Obama is opening ...

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Skilled help wanted: Construction companies, county deal with worker shortages (access required)

Skilled help wanted: Construction companies, county deal with worker shortages <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

The economic recovery of the last few years has enabled a construction boom around Charlotte, but both contractors and the county department that inspects their projects are finding some qualified workers hard to come by. Under the Mecklenburg County budget ...

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Eyes on the sky: N.C. policymakers ready to capitalize on the economic potential of commercial drone use (access required)

Eyes on the sky: N.C. policymakers ready to capitalize on the economic potential of commercial drone use <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

Some people hear the word “drone” and imagine militarized aircraft on combat operations too risky for human involvement. Others see dollar signs. In hopes of encouraging the latter, the North Carolina General Assembly recently approved new regulations regarding drone use. ...

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Where do we grow from here? Charlotte, Raleigh expected to have nation’s fastest growth in coming years (access required)

Where do we grow from here? Charlotte, Raleigh expected to have nation’s fastest growth in coming years <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

Charlotte and Raleigh are poised to grow faster than any other large urban areas in the country over the next fifteen years. In fact, Charlotte’s population is projected to grow by 71 percent from 2010 to 2030, according to a ...

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