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Johnson, James H., Jr. (2003). The Changing Face of Poverty in North Carolina, 1970-2001. Popular Government, 68(3), 14-24.


North Carolina is widely recognized as a hub of international commerce and “transnational population movements” (movements of people from other countries, especially Mexico and other parts of Latin America). Emblematic of its enlarged role in the world economy, the state’s aggressive efforts to recruit U.S.–based
multinational corporations and to attract direct investment from foreign companies reportedly harnessed $41 billion in new investment during the 1990s, including $6.1 billion from foreign companies. Moreover, during the same decade, large numbers of nativeand foreign-born migrants flocked to the state to take advantage of the burgeoning employment opportunities.


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Johnson, James H., Jr.