Building a Better

Economic Community


Just Economics works to educate, advocate, and organize for a just and sustainable local economy that works for all in Western North Carolina. We welcome participation in our work from all members of our community.

Just Economics 3 Areas of Work

Living Wage Certification

Policy Advocacy

Grassroots Leadership Development



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The 2018 Living Wage Rate wil remain $13.00/hr or $11.50/hr with employer provided health insurance.  The wage rate is determined using a formula with a trigger for adjustment and adjusts when the change is 3% or greater.




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