Study to be Released on Demographic and Economic Impacts of International Migration to North Carolina

April 8, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  

For More Information Contact:
Brandon Wright,
Director of Communications

The North Carolina Bankers Association (NCBA) announced today that it will hold a press conference on April 15th at 11 a.m. at the Sheraton Imperial RTP located at 4700 Emperor Boulevard, Durham, N.C. 27703.

The results of a new study on the demographic and economic impact of international immigration on North Carolina will be released at the press conference and accompanying presentation.

The new study was conducted by Dr. James H. Johnson, Jr., the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, and researcher Stephen J. Appold of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC Kenan-Flagler. They will present their research findings, which include extensive data on native and foreign born populations living in North Carolina, government expenditures on essential services, and economic contributions by these groups.

This groundbreaking new study is even more expansive in its scope than a nonpartisan study commissioned by the NCBA in 2006 and produced by UNC Kenan-Flagler and its Kenan Institute. The 2006 study, which received extensive coverage by the media, is entitled “The Economic Impact of the Hispanic Population on the State of North Carolina.”

The press conference and presentation are free and open to the public. Business leaders, policymakers, and those interested in learning more about immigration patterns and the changing demographics in North Carolina are encouraged to attend. Those interested in participating should register because seating is limited. Please RSVP to Vickie Bowers ( or 800-662-7044) to reserve a seat(s) for the presentation.

Media wishing to film or record the event should contact Brandon Wright ( so that space for audiovisual needs can be met. An executive summary will be made available during the event and copies of the study will be posted online on the website of the NCBA ( or following the event.

For additional information, a list of banks that have provided major financial support to the NCBA to help it underwrite the costs of the study, and a link to the prior study, please refer to the lead news item on the NCBA’s website at


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