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North Carolina's Future Looks Bright With Solar Energy

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North Carolina, which had almost no large-scale solar energy seven years ago, now ranks first in the Southeast and fourth in the nation in solar energy capacity, says a new report from Duke University.
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The Solar Economy: Widespread Benefits for North Carolina

image The report describes a solar “value chain” of investors, solar developers, construction contractors and solar panel and component manufacturers comprising more than 450 companies. Together, these companies support some 4,300 jobs and represent a $2 billion investment. In addition to jobs, solar industry-related businesses provide income for landowners and tax revenue for N.C. towns, the report states.
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Public Private Partnerships in Global Value Chains: Can They Actually Benefit the Poor?

imageOver the last two decades, the contextual changes characterized by economic globalization not only influenced patterns of production, competition, and trade; they also provided opportunities for public-private partnerships (PPPs) to achieve development objectives. Today, global value chains (GVCs) account for an estimated 80 percent of world trade (UNCTAD, 2013).
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The Future of Manufacturing: Driving Capabilities, Enabling Investments

imageThis report focuses on an analysis of trends in global manufacturing, mostly from a value chain perspective, and represents a joint effort between the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Manufacturing and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
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Infrastructure Investment Creates American Jobs

imageDuke CGGC researchers explored for the Alliance of America Manufacturing the current state of transportation infrastructure and the economic impact of additional investment in renewing infrastructure. They found that the U.S. ranks 16th overall in transportation infrastructure and that each dollar of investment returns 3.54 in economic activity, creating 21,671 jobs for each $1 billion invested in transportation infrastructure.
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