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Somebody tell the Pope people about this

The market capitalism lovers at Forbes announced today for the fifth time in eight years that the Raleigh metro area is the nation’s best for business and careers. Here are the factors highlighted first in the story

Fueling Raleigh’s consistent results are business costs that are 18% below the national average, and an adult population where 42% have a college degree, the 12th best rate in the U.S. (30% is the national average). Raleigh is home to North Carolina State University and nearby schools include Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The area’s appeal has led to a strong inflow of new residents to the city, which boasts the sixth fastest net migration rate over the past five years. (Emphasis supplied.)

Perhaps the Forbes people could share this information with their fellow travelers over at the Raleigh-based Pope Center for Higher Education, which has been banging the drum for years that — we are not making this up — North Carolina has too many college students and graduates and the value of higher education has been “oversold.”

3 Comments


  1. Vicki Boyer

    July 23, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I’ve been telling them for years that South Carolina is not our competition.

  2. Alan

    July 23, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Why would they want anyone to be educated? That wouldn’t benefit them. Keep ’em dumb.

  3. Bill

    July 23, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Someone should also tell them about the other colleges and universities in Raleigh and Durham (St. Aug’s, Shaw, Peace, NC Central U).

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