Competitive business climate Highlighted Pillar

The level of legal certainty and clarity a state gives to its employers can be a major inducement or deterrent for new business investment. It is no surprise, therefore, that a growing number of job creators surveyed by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) are placing the competitiveness of a state’s legal climate near the top of their list of considerations when making important decisions about the growth of their companies.

Thanks to legal reforms secured with the help of robust advocacy from the North Carolina Chamber, our state’s competitive tort climate rose dramatically, from the 20th best to the 7th best nationally, according to ILR’s 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey. We remain committed to fighting for commonsense reforms that give job creators even more predictability and transparency in legal affairs, making our state’s already competitive legal climate even more conducive to new business investment.