Housing, jobs and retirement stay on voters’ minds

NPR – Marketplace

August 31, 2012

Marketplace’s David Gura recently traveled through Florida and North Carolina, the states hosting this year’s political conventions. Through his research, Gura found that North Carolina seems to have converted concerns about the slowdown in manufacturing into looking into new high-tech industries, such as biotech. Gura said that North Carolina’s community and technical colleges have stepped up to provide adequate training for future employees of new tech companies in the state. Citing Forsyth Technical Community College as a model example, Gura praises North Carolina for nimbly providing students with viable skills in spite of the current shifts in the job market.

Listen to the interview here: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/elections/real-economy/housing-jobs-and-retirement-stay-voters-minds