Michael Walden What Will North Carolina Look Like In 2050? By Xernay Aniwar & Frank Stasio • Oct 27, 2017 Nan Palmero / Flickr - Creative Commons -https://flic.kr/p/qJPZEL For years North Carolina has been one of the fastest-growing states in the nation. This growth has had a profound impact on the state’s environment, government and economy. North Carolina In 2050: Urbanization, Automation And A New Economy By Will Michaels • Oct 10, 2017 Mark Turner / Wikipedia North Carolina should be ready for more urbanization and a middle class that keeps shrinking in the coming decades. The Hollowing-Out Of North Carolina’s Middle Wage Jobs By Jennifer Brookland & Frank Stasio • Jul 11, 2017 Naoya Fujii / Flickr - Creative Commons Nationally the number of people employed in middle-wage jobs rose by 6 percent between 2001 and 2015. But the numbers in North Carolina went in the other direction.