After a period of rapid and uneven growth, the telecommunications industry in the Fifth District is in the midst of a painful reorganization as service providers rethink how to meet customer demand.
Sidebar: What About the Little Guys?
Sidebar: Scarce Competition in Short Haul
Sidebar: Different Views of the Telecom Market
Sidebar: Regulatory Challenges in Telecom
Chart: Telecom Employment Before the Bust
North Carolina is joining Virginia in cultivating a regional niche in winemaking.
Sidebar: New North Carolina's 23 Wineries
Sidebar: The Winding Road of Wine Distribution
Chart: Growth of Fifth District Wineries
Legislation boosts payments to Fifth District farmers.
Sidebar: A Guide to the Tobacco Program
Sidebar: Fifth District Production of Selected Program Crops, 2001
Sidebar: A Free Market for New Zealand Farmers
Chart: On the Rise
Wheels of Change
Sidebar: When Car Manufacturing was a Small Business
Sidebar: Southern Workers Head North
Chart: Prices and Sales of Model T Fords, 1908-1916
Chart: Percent of Farms Reporting Automobiles, Trucks, and Tractors, 1920-1940
Chart: Rural Roads, 1914-1930
Fifth District Caseloads Remain Relatively Stable, Despite Economic Slowdown
Chart: Welfare Caseloads, Jan. 1996 - Jan. 2001
Fast Track to Freer Trade?