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Endeavors

The payoff power of weak connections

A profile of strategy/entrepreneurship professor Jim Johnson showcases his career spent in research and action on urban problems. (July 1)

Triangle Business Journal

Millions being left on table by N.C. businesses

Director of the Carolina Center for Competitive Economics, Brent Lane, studied a tax break proposal, allowing for an estimated 250,000 small businesses to exempt their first $50,000 in business income from their state tax liabilities. Lane has predicted that the legislation could create as many as 3,600 jobs. (Sept. 21)

The New York Times

Connecticut Looks to Airport as a Business Draw

Strategy/entrepreneurship professor Jack Kasarda recognizes the role that airports will play in urbanization in the future: “Leaders recognize the airport and its built-up areas are primary business assets to compete in the 21st century.” (Sept. 4)

The News & Observer

Joe DeSimone to head Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

Chemistry professor Joe DeSimone is announced as the new director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. Triangle Business Journal also featured the story. (July 16)

Yahoo! News Indonesia

Abad 21 Era Ekonomi Berbasis Penerbangan

Jack Kasarda, strategy/entrepreneurship professor and Kenan Institute director, comments on the future “flight-based economy” during his appearance at the Global Airport Indonesia video conference. (June 27)

ABC 11

Armed Forces Salute: Greg Fontaine

Greg Fontaine (MBA ’12), a West Point graduate and veteran of three combat deployments, heads the N.C. chapter of Team Red, White and Blue. The nonprofit helps veterans transition successfully from military to civilian life by pairing them with a local support person and using physical fitness to engage veterans in being part of a team. (June 25)

Triangle Business Journal

Budget writers nip at edges of incentives

Carolina Center for Competitive Economies director Brent Lane discusses his jobs creation estimates. (June 15)

ABC 11

Armed Forces Salute: Nick Black

Nick Black (MBA ’13), former Army ranger, talks about founding Stop Soldier Suicide, which connects soldiers and veterans to free mental healthcare. (June 11)

The Street

Houston: You Blew It on United Hub

Strategy/entrepreneurship professor Jack Kasarda defines “great cities” based on the presence of an international airport with non-stop flights. (June 11)

The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

Living in the jet stream

Strategy/entrepreneurship professor Jack Kasarda’s aerotropolis concept is examined in a discussion surrounding Sydney airport. (May 20)

The News & Observer

GOP ad attacking Democrat Walter Dalton distorts truth

A study by Carolina Center for Competitive Economies director Brent Lane and senior research director Jason Jolley on sales tax in North Carolina is cited in this discussion of various claims made in a GOP television commercial related to the N.C. governor’s race. The Winston-Salem Journal also ran the article. (May 15)

The New York Times

Map’s Hidden Marks Illuminate and Deepen Mystery of Lost Colony

Carolina Center for Competitive Economies director Brent Lane, serving as a member of the board of the First Colony Foundation, discovered a clue to the Lost Colony while examining a watercolor map in the British Museum’s permanent collection. The discovery received significant national and international press coverage, including articles in The Economist, USA Today, Associated Press, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Charlotte Observer and The Telegraph (U.K.). (May 3)

Yahoo! Finance

Bankrupt American Airlines says your frequent flier miles are safe

Strategy/entrepreneurship professor Jack Kasarda stresses the importance of American Airline preserving customers' frequent flier miles despite the company’s financial issues. (Nov. 29)

The News & Observer

State, Cherokees reach accord on gambling

Strategy/entrepreneurship professor Steve Appold comments on the new agreement between North Carolina and the state's Cherokee Indians on the types of games permitted in N.C. casinos. This story also ran in the Charlotte Observer. (Nov. 29)

Times of India

All aboard the aerotropolis

Strategy/entrepreneurship professor and Kenan Institute director Jack Kasarda discusses his aerotropolis theory. (Nov. 12)

Huffington Post

UPS Worldport: Where 'What Can Brown Do For You?' Makes Sense

Strategy/entrepreneurship professor Jack Kasarda talks about the UPS Worldport facility and UPS’ interest in handling companies’ supply chain work. (Oct. 24)

Triangle Business Journal

Small businesses see perks they like in Obama job plan

Jason Jolley, senior research director at the Carolina Center for Competitive Economies, talks about how a lack in consumer confidence challenges small businesses looking to expand. (Oct. 7)

The News & Observer

In the dependent danger zone

Strategy/entrepreneurship professor Jim Johnson writes that there too many N.C. counties where the ratio of tax-base "noncontributors" to "contributors" creates a huge dependency problem for the state. (Sept. 18)

Fast Company

Lando Calrissian's Earthly Contemporaries And The Aerotropolis Cloud Cities Of Tomorrow

Strategy/entrepreneurship professor Jack Kasarda's book, Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next is examined as the author draws comparisons between the aerotropolis and the "Cloud City" made famous in the Star Wars film series. (Sept. 14)

The Independent (UK)

No more sleeping in the cheap seats

Strategy/entrepreneurship profess Jack Kasarda's aerotropolis concept is used in a discussion of the changing airport hotel industry. (Aug. 28)

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