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The Womble Carlyle Economic Development Digest - April 10, 2015

Womble Carlyle’s Economic Development Digest aggregates news, opportunities and legislation impacting business in the United States. 

In this week's Economic Development Digest:

Gov. Nathan Deal kept tight reins on 2015 General Assembly, Albany Herald (April 4, 2015)
Georgia Governor takes strong position on education in Georgia. 

ALEC Releases 2015 State Economic Competitiveness Index, (April 8, 2015)**
The American Legislative Exchange Council has released the 2015 edition of its Rich States, Poor States economic outlook ranking, finding the states with the best economic outlook for 2015 were Utah, North Dakota, and Indiana, while the states with the worst outlook were New York, Vermont, and Minnesota. Kentucky, Illinois, and Oklahoma had the largest gains in rank over last year, while Michigan, Delaware, and Pennsylvania fell the farthest on the scale. 

North Carolina
• Industry pitches offshore oil, gas, Carteret County News-Times (March 22, 2015)
North Carolina explores offshore energy exploration.
• Van Duyn bill would expand Medicaid, but chances slim, The Asheville Citizen-Times (March 25, 2015)
North Carolina studies the Affordable Care Act and its potential impact on economic development. 

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