IEI believes that access to credible, unbiased information is critical to good decision making and smart policy.To that end, IEI generates publications and interactive tools to educate North Carolinians on the most pressing issues affecting our state’s future competitiveness.

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Manufacturing Toolkit

Since the 2013 Emerging Issues Forum, @Manufacturing Works, much has happened across the state! Click here to access the tools and resources you need to better connect local education systems and manufacturers in your community.



Business Committee on Regulatory Science Report

Rapid advances in health innovation are bringing important changes to the way health and life science products are developed, evaluated, manufactured and used. Regulatory science addresses the development of new tools, standards and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality and performance of these products. These advancements can be used to reduce the time and cost of safely bringing new health care products to market. This field also has significant potential to advance personalized medicine and improve patient outcomes.

Our state has the potential to become an epicenter for regulatory science, if we follow the top recommendations from leaders from our Business Committee on Regulatory Science. Click here to access the list of recommendations from the BCRS and to read the full report.

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