PNC Economic Outlook http://wunc.org en NC Metropolitan Mayors Coalition Talks Commerce http://wunc.org/post/nc-metropolitan-mayors-coalition-talks-commerce <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>North Carolina mayors from the mountains to the coast gathered in Raleigh yesterday to talk business and job creation in this tough economy.</p><p>The man of the hour actually wasn’t a mayor at all.&nbsp; It was O’Hara Macken, an executive vice president and managing director of <a href="http://www.ipreo.com/About/CompanyInformation/Our_Business.html">IPREO</a>.</p><p>“Access to talent, culture, livability are all really important to us.&nbsp; Raleigh offered all of that," said Macken.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:10:07 +0000 Leoneda Inge 25779 at http://wunc.org NC Metropolitan Mayors Coalition Talks Commerce PNC Survey Shows Weak Business Optimism http://wunc.org/post/pnc-survey-shows-weak-business-optimism <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A PNC survey shows small to mid-sized business owners across the state are less optimistic about doing business than they were six months ago.&nbsp; The PNC Economic Outlook survey shows 8 percent of business owners intend to add full-time employees.&nbsp; Nationwide, it&rsquo;s 16 pecent.</p><p>PNC Economist Mekael Teshome says &nbsp;North Carolina business owners continue to report weak sales and are being extremely cautious.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:17:27 +0000 Leoneda Inge 23587 at http://wunc.org PNC Survey Shows Weak Business Optimism