Creating economic opportunities through research

Zack Oliver conducts research and develops tools to help bring jobs to North Carolina.

Zack Oliver, MA ’12 works as an economist in the Labor and Economic Analysis Division of the North Carolina Department of Commerce.  His work involves the study of economic development in the state, industry-based research, analyzing economic impacts, and involvement with the U.S. Census Bureau’s Local Employment Dynamics (LED) program.

Pursuing a master’s in applied economics was a part of his long-term plan.

UNCG seemed to be the best fit in terms of its excellent curriculum, the cost of education, and the proximity to my family.

Read more at UNCG’s Economics website.