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NC in Focus: New Residential Construction, 2013

By on 9.25.14 in Housing

Nationwide, nearly 1 million building permits were issued for new residential construction in 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Building Permits Survey. Texas led the nation, accounting for 15% of all authorized housing units, followed by Florida (9%) and California (8%). North Carolina issued the fourth largest amount of residential building permits in 2013: 51,290, accounting for 6% of the national total. In fifth place, housing units authorized by Georgia comprised 4% of all…

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Does Population Growth Mean Forest Loss?

Forests are vital to the environmental and economic health of North Carolina. Sixty percent of North Carolina’s land area is forested, representing a total of 18.6 million forest acres. Our state’s four national forests—Croatan, Uwaharrie, Nantahala, and Pisgah—offer visitors and residents alike the opportunity to see an array of wildlife and pursue a variety of outdoor activities. In addition to recreational activities, forests improve overall quality of life through clean air and water and are…

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