The North Carolina Chamber Foundation is a long-term policy center that focuses on solutions to challenges North Carolina will face in decades to come. As one of the fastest growing states in America, North Carolina desperately needs a long-term plan to deal with the many challenges that come with growth. Since the launch of North Carolina Vision 2030 in 2013, the NC Chamber Foundation has been leading initiatives to provide solutions-oriented policy recommendations and to track North Carolina’s progress on the four Pillars of a Secure Future – Education and Talent Supply, Competitive Business Climate, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Infrastructure and Growth Leadership.
Legislators in North Carolina are elected every two years. Essentially that means they are always running for re-election, which makes it tougher for them to look prospectively, well into the future. It also means that we live in a world where “good politics” frequently trumps “good policy.” We are working to reverse that formula.
The efforts of the North Carolina Chamber Foundation remain focused on studying North Carolina’s most pressing challenges related to the Pillars of a Secure Future and measuring our state’s progress toward the goals outlined in North Carolina Vision 2030 via Dashboard 2030 and the Competitiveness Redbook. By looking two to 20 years down the road, it is our hope and anticipation that solutions proposed by our foundation will be apolitical, commonsense, and emerge as the voice of reason. Put simply, the solutions we recommend will be supported by data and facts, and hopefully embraced regardless of which party controls the legislature or the Governor’s office.
As the state’s largest broad-based business organization, the North Carolina Chamber and its foundation are well-positioned to lead this initiative and work to make North Carolina among the best places in the world to live and work.. Check out the video above and the Foundation brochure to learn more!