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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 pipel...

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NCGA Passes Build NC Bond Act of 2018

The Build NC Bond Act of 2018 is on its way to the Governor’s desk. Yesterday, the House passed Senate Bill 758: Build NC Bond Act of 2018 in a 94-23 vote and last week, the Senate passed the bill unanimously. These bipartisan votes are a major step forward in securing the funds needed to meet our...

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Build NC Needed to Improve NC’s Infrastructure

We know improving North Carolina’s transportation infrastructure matters to your business. From our 2018 CEO Poll findings to the concerns you expressed during our “State of North Carolina Business” tour, job creators across the state continue to say that North Carolina’s transportation infr...

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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 t...

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Why We Support Build NC

57% of the revenue NCDOT currently uses to fund infrastructure projects will decline over the next decade as the vitality of the motor fuels tax diminishes. Unfortunately, the fluctuation in this tax makes transportation infrastructure funding volatile and unsustainable. If the North Carolina fails ...

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NCGA Takes Action to End Egregious Abuses in Asbestos Litigation

Yesterday, the North Carolina General Assembly took action to end the egregious abuses plaguing asbestos litigation by passing Senate Bill 470: Personal Injury Bankruptcy Trust Claims with good bipartisan support. This legislation will establish transparency and fairness in North Carolina’s costly...

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Fifth Third Bank to Achieve 100% Renewable Energy

After signing a recent power purchase agreement, Fifth Third Bank is the first Fortune 500 company and first bank to contract for 100% renewable power through a single project – and it’s all happening here in North Carolina. Hertford County will be the home of a new 80-Megawatt (MW) solar facili...

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NAFTA Negotiations Enter Final Stages

This week, representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico are meeting in Washington for another round of negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lightizer has indicated that this may be the final round of negotiations as the adm...

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Celebrating North Carolina’s Small Businesses

Tomorrow, May 5th, wraps up National Small Business Week, a week dedicated to celebrating the entrepreneurs, employees, patrons, and owners of small businesses across the country and here at home in North Carolina. Small businesses play a huge role in driving North Carolina’s growing economy, but ...

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