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Announcing The State of Our Workforce: Western NC

Over the last several months, we’ve talked a lot about the skills gap, or the lack of workers with the right skills and experience needed for your open positions. The quality of our current and future workforce is a critically important piece of North Carolina’s success and an empty talent pipeline is not only unacceptable—it’s dangerous. Thursday morning in Asheville,…

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Don’t Weigh Down Farm Bill Over Milk Labeling

The NC Farm Act of 2018, which is moving its way through the General Assembly, is good news for North Carolina’s agricultural businesses. Your NC Chamber is strongly supportive of the bill as a whole and we’re eager to see it become law. However, one provision making headlines could weigh down the entire process: milk labeling. Soymilk, almondmilk, and coconutmilk…

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Cultivating the Next Generation of Manufacturers

“Manufacturing jobs opening in US, are workers qualified?” This recent Fox News headline poses an important question facing the manufacturing industry. While more than one million new manufacturing jobs have been created in the U.S. over the last seven years, 390,000 remain unfilled. As the skills gap continues to widen, manufacturers across the country are struggling to find qualified talent,…

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North Carolina Chamber Releases Fact-Based Analysis of House Bill 142

CONTACT: Kate Catlin Payne (919) 836-1414 (o) (336) 214-6846 (c)  North Carolina Chamber Releases Fact-Based Analysis of House Bill 142 State Chamber of Commerce Releases Contents of Letter to ACC Commissioner RALEIGH, N.C. – Lew Ebert, president and CEO of the North Carolina Chamber, a nonpartisan business advocacy organization, today sent the following letter to Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John…

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North Carolina Chamber Reacts to Passage of House Bill 142

CONTACT: Kate Catlin Payne (919) 836-1414 (o) (336) 214-6846 (c) North Carolina Chamber Reacts to Passage of House Bill 142 State Chamber of Commerce Supportive of Bipartisan Effort RALEIGH, N.C. – Lew Ebert, president and CEO of the North Carolina Chamber, a nonpartisan business advocacy organization, has issued the following statement regarding House Bill 142. “The North Carolina Chamber thanks…

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North Carolina Chamber Supports House Bill 142

CONTACT: Kate Catlin Payne (919) 836-1414 (o) (336) 214-6846 (c) North Carolina Chamber Supports House Bill 142 State Chamber of Commerce Supportive of Bipartisan Effort RALEIGH, N.C. – Lew Ebert, president and CEO of the North Carolina Chamber, a nonpartisan business advocacy organization, has issued the following statement regarding House Bill 142. “The North Carolina Chamber thanks House and Senate…

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The State of North Carolina Business

Click the image to read more! The NC Chamber and NC Chamber Foundation’s long-term plan for securing our state’s competitive future, North Carolina Vision 2030, was created with input that came directly from our members and others in the statewide business community. And since its implementation began back in 2013, our shared vision has ensured that business leaders are among…

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Meet the 75 Annual Meeting Award Recipients

Distinguished Public Service Award Recipient Richard Stevens The impact of Richard Stevens’s meaningful career is best told through the words of others. “Until working with Richard after my sophomore year, I was convinced that the only way to make a difference in public policy was to move to Washington, D.C.,” says Dana Simpson, attorney at Smith Anderson. “After a summer…

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North Carolina Chamber Reacts to House Bill 186

State Chamber of Commerce Supportive of Bipartisan Effort Lew Ebert, president and CEO of the North Carolina Chamber, a nonpartisan business advocacy organization, has issued the following statement regarding House Bill 186, introduced yesterday. “The North Carolina Chamber and the statewide business community have been clear about our goals on this issue; we are encouraged and supportive of House Bill 186 as…

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General Assembly Passes Strong Disaster Recovery Act

Wasting no time in taking care of the important reason Gov. McCrory called together this week’s special legislative session, the General Assembly today passed a strong piece of legislation to help provide much needed relief measures for individuals, businesses and communities hardest hit by the recent natural disasters impacting large portions of North Carolina. State House members approved the Disaster…

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