The Charlotte Regional Partnership and UNC Charlotte’s Urban Institute, trying to answer that question, have devised the Charlotte Regional Business Barometer.
It's a regional snapshot, combining data from the region's North and South Carolina counties. Some notable "down" arrows: unemployment and business investment.
The partnership's CEO, Ronnie Bryant, says in an e-mail newsletter:
"Our activity over this economic period has remained strong, although we can see some leading indicators that suggest some of the economic sectors and particularly U.S.-based small businesses are proceeding very cautiously with their capital spending programs."
Wednesday, May 16, 2007