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McCrory talks to UNC leaders, seeking jobs from research

Posted January 16, 2015

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, right, and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert talk with reporters outside the White House on Jan. 6, 2015, after meeting with President Barack Obama.

— North Carolina leaders want to squeeze more jobs from new technologies coming out of the state's universities.

Gov. Pat McCrory plans to visit the supervisory board of the 16-campus University of North Carolina system on Friday. He's expected to talk about an advisory council's recommendations on how to convert research innovations into jobs.

McCrory's spokesmen wouldn't say whether the governor wants to put money behind the suggestions in the state budget he proposes next month.

A 2013 study by the state Commerce Department found North Carolina has one of the country's fastest-growing populations, but the economy's productive capacity is below average. The report says while there's strong research to find scientific breakthroughs, turning them into profitable products and services lags what's needed for a strong economy.

The governor is first on the agenda for Friday's meeting of the Board of Governors.


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  • xylem01 Jan 16, 2015

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    If this were to happen people would leave the site in the masses because they would have nothing to complain about. You would probably be the first to go.

  • Becky Owens Jan 16, 2015
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    This is a news site, not a personal blog. It's expected to be a reliable source of news. The photos are supposed to relate to the stories and the people or scene in the images need a cut line. The 4:02 a.m. version of the image with this story went with a story last week about McCrory in DC. So, if you think it's okay to just slap any image up with any story (a form of subliminal propaganda), and make the public figure out who is who in the picture, then why don't we use the image of say, McCrory standing outside the Executive Mansion when he handed a plate of cookies to a citizen protester? Or maybe you have a stock image of McCrory opening Christmas presents when he was a child? Maybe his graduation picture from Catawba College when he got his liberal arts degree? Slop. Slop. From spelling to sentence structure. Somebody has GOT to bring back up to standards expected from a reputable, honorable institution.

  • dennis8 Jan 16, 2015

    Pat and the GOP do not support education or research so how does he expect to get more?