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for North Carolina Insight Vol. 17 Issue 2-3, Dec 1997
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Tourism generated $9.8 billion in revenue in 1996, with 166,000 people employed and $730 million in tax receipts. Critics point out, however, that many jobs pay low wages and are seasonal. The industry, they say, is influenced by weather and recession.
Agriculture and manufacturing powered the state's economy for decades. Now, at the start of the twenty-first century, the state is moving toward a mixed economy in which family farms decline and service, trade, and government are major job providers.