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Real estate market may have bottomed out; part of discussion at UNCW's Economic Outlook Conference


Why is the unemployment rate in North Carolina so stubborn? 

Have we hit the bottom of the real estate market in this area?  Is it getting easier for small businesses to borrow money?  And can marine biotechnology be an economic game-changer for the Cape Fear region? 

All these questions and more will be explored at UNCW’s 9th Annual Economic Outlook Conference on October 9th

WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn sat down with one of the lead presenters at the conference – Dr. Woody Hall – for a preview.


Dr. Woody Hall is Senior Economist at the Swain Center for Business and Economic Services and a Professor of Economics at the Cameron School of Business at UNCW. 

For information on how to attend UNCW’s 9th Annual Economic Outlook Conference October 9th, visit the website of the conference at http://www.csb.uncw.edu/cbes/conf/eoc/index.htm.

Rachel hosts and produces CoastLine, an award-winning hourlong conversation featuring artists, humanitarians, scholars, and innovators in North Carolina. The show airs Wednesdays at noon and Sundays at 2 pm on 91.3 FM WHQR Public Media. It's also available as a podcast; just search CoastLine WHQR. You can reach her at rachellh@whqr.org.