Economy Declines in April After First Quarter Gains
June 18, 2012. Western North Carolina’s economic activity declined in April, erasing earlier job growth in the region. “We are seeing a slowdown in the regional economy. There were gains in 2012, but we’ve not been able to sustain the momentum,” said Dr. Todd Cherry, director of the Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis (CERPA) at Appalachian State University.