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March 20, 2024

NC Budget & Tax Center is proud to be Family Forward NC certified

Employers across North Carolina want to attract and retain the best employees, and they want those employees to be happy and healthy. At the Budget & Tax Center, we advocate for public policies that support safe working conditions, living wages, and protections for workers so everyone can balance life and work.   I have experienced firsthand and…

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March 14, 2024

Our website has gotten an upgrade!

If you’ve been on our website since March 1, you may have noticed it looks a lot different. That’s when we launched our new, revamped website, which we’ve been working on for more than a year now, and we’re very excited to finally be able to share it with the world! So, what’s new? We’ve…

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Press Release
March 7, 2024

2024 NC County Economic Snapshots released by NC Budget & Tax Center

RALEIGH (March 7, 2024)-Today, the NC Budget & Tax Center (BTC) published our Economic County Snapshots for 2024. Released each year, these snapshots provide at-a-glance information on a variety of economic and social indicators for every county in North Carolina, along with comparisons to state-level data. Data is available is multiple formats for ease of…

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Connecting Communities
Blog
March 7, 2024

Economic indicators of well-being should inform policy priorities across NC

Today, the NC Budget & Tax Center published our Economic County Snapshots for 2024. Released each year, these snapshots provide at-a-glance information on a variety of economic indicators for every county in North Carolina. Why do these indicators matter for the economy? People drive our economy. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, this economic…

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Tools & Resources
March 6, 2024

2024 Economic County Snapshots for North Carolina

The Economic County Snapshots are one of BTC’s flagship annual publications. They provide key economic and social indicators from publicly available sources for all 100 counties in North Carolina, along with a comparison to state-level data, with measures for employment, poverty and income, affordable housing, health, education, and more. The Snapshots are available for each…

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Blog
March 5, 2024

Welcome our 2024 Better NC Fellowship Cohort!

The North Carolina Budget & Tax Center is excited to announce the 2024 cohort of the Better NC Fellowship! This year, we welcomed our largest cohort of Better NC Fellows, with ten North Carolina leaders from eight counties across North Carolina. In collaboration with the NC Black Alliance, the NC Budget & Tax Center hosts…

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Tools & Resources
March 5, 2024

NC Children and Youth Fiscal Map

Open this in fullscreen mode by clicking the arrows in the bottom right corner. For more information about national trends around how much states spend on programs and services for children and youth, please check out Children’s Funding Project’s full analysis. 

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Action
February 27, 2024

Demand that the NC General Assembly choose our communities over corporations

It is time lawmakers put the people of North Carolina first and ensure that corporations pay what they owe in taxes by pausing the corporate income tax elimination and keeping the rate corporations pay at 2.5 percent.

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Blog
February 14, 2024

Root of school problems in Durham and state is years of underfunding

Public schools across the state, including in Durham, continue to be harmed by an ideology that sacrifices adequate investment in our children’s education in order to divert public money to special interests and corporate welfare. As the parent of three children in Durham Public Schools, it would be easy to, like many, lay the blame…

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Event
February 2, 2024

Join us for a webinar about a new data tool

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