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December 14, 2017

2018 Investment Outlook

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Kenan Institute Explores the Financial Impact of the Opioid Crisis

December 08, 2017

Each day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose. For Americans under the age of 50, drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death. As grim as these statistics are, they only hint at the devastating effect of the nation's opioid crisis. In addition to a record number of lives lost, opioids are destroying families, workplaces, and communities around the country, and taking a steep economic toll on existing systems. More

Kenan Institute Data Helps Reveal Top Revenue-Growth Life Sciences Companies in the Triangle

December 08, 2017

The Triangle Business Journal recently ranked Triangle-based, publicly-held life sciences companies by their most recent annual revenue growth. Greg Brown, Kenan Institute director, helped compile the data, which focused on companies with at least $200 million in assets and 30 or more employees. More

Jim Johnson Discusses Retirement Decision Factors in AARP Article

December 08, 2017

A recent article by AARP compares the tax landscape in North Carolina with surrounding states, and discusses how North Carolina tax breaks for older residents fall short of those offered by other states, such as South Carolina. The article quotes Jim Johnson, director of Education, Aging, and Economic Development for the Kenan Institute, on what older Americans consider when choosing where to spend their retirement years. More

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The Business of Healthcare: Adapting to an Aging Economy

December 07, 2017

On October 27, 2017 the Frank H. Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise (Kenan Institute) hosted The Business of Healthcare: Adapting to an Aging Economy at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The conference brought together more than 100 attendees representing the diverse interests and perspectives of health care and elder care organizations, medical and pharmaceutical companies, patient advocacy organizations, government agencies and the academic research sector. More

Conference Proceeding