Global North Carolina Heat Map Shows What's Global in Every County

SAS® Application Provides Demographic, Education and Economic Data for All 100 Counties

The Center for International Understanding (CIU) today unveiled the Global North Carolina Heat Map, a new tool providing snapshots of what's global in each of the state's 100 counties. For the first time, county-specific global demographic, education and economic is data is presented in one place through an application built with SAS software.

"We are so pleased to be able to partner with the Center for International Understanding on this important project," said SAS' Ann Goodnight, who is also a member of the CIU Board of Advisors. "North Carolina moves forward when we all understand the importance of global engagement in preparing future leaders and creating jobs."

SAS hosted today's event that drew more than 100 invited business, policy and education leaders. CIU Executive Director Adam Hartzell was joined by University of North Carolina President Tom Ross and Southern Growth Policies Board Executive Director Ted Abernathy to demonstrate the Heat Map.

CIU undertook the Heat Map project in response to calls from policy and business leaders for specific, local information showing international connections.

The first-of-its-kind statewide global Heat Map reflects 53 international data points for each county. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau, North Carolina state agencies, state education networks, and import/export databases are included in this unique tool. The county-by-county breakdown reveals facts that may be surprising:

  • Foreign-owned companies provide 4,600 jobs in Iredell County
  • Hertford County's foreign-born population increased 149%
  • between 2000 - 2010
  • Rockingham County exports totaled $1.5 billion in 2011
  • Craven County has 19 International Sister Cities

Potential uses of the data include local economic development conversations and district-level explorations of foreign language offerings. Moving forward, CIU will periodically update the data.

Sponsorship

Generous sponsorship from the following Global Ambassadors supports CIU's policy work: SAS, Quintiles, Local Government Federal Credit Union, and the Moise and Vera Khayrallah Fund of the Triangle Community Foundation.

About CIU

The Center for International Understanding promotes awareness, expands understanding and empowers action through global education. Its programs for business, policy and education leaders aim to make North Carolina the most globally engaged state in the nation. Founded in 1979, CIU is part of the University of North Carolina system.

Find the map on CIU's website: ciu.northcarolina.edu.


О компании SAS

Компания SAS является крупнейшей в мире частной IT-компанией, специализирующейся на разработке и продаже решений и услуг в области бизнес-аналитики

Компания основана в 1976 году, и сегодня в ее офисах по всему миру работают более 14 тысяч сотрудников. В течение 41 года доход SAS постоянно возрастал и в 2016 г. достиг 3,2 млрд долларов. Клиентами SAS являются более 83 тысяч организаций в 158 странах мира. Среди них – 94 компании из первой сотни лидеров, включенных в список «2016 FORTUNE Global 500®». По данным IDC на середину 2016 года, SAS занимает около 32% мирового рынка углубленной аналитики.

В России и странах СНГ компания SAS начала работу в 1996 году. Заказчикам компания SAS предлагает полный спектр решений и услуг в области бизнес-аналитики: консалтинг, внедрение, обучение и техническую поддержку. Клиентами SAS в России и СНГ являются все 10 крупнейших российских банков (Сбербанк России, ВТБ, Газпромбанк и др.), РЖД, «Аэрофлот», лидеры рынка розничной торговли (X5 Retail Group, Азбука Вкуса и др.), крупнейшие компании из телекоммуникационного и топливно-энергетического секторов, государственные организации.

Компания SAS Россия/СНГ в Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SASRussia.

Editorial contacts:

Back to Top