Latest Workers’ Comp Win Will Save Employers $125 Million

North Carolina’s workers’ compensation system wins again. This time, saving employers more than $125 million. Earlier this month, the North Carolina Supreme Court denied a motion to review a ruling made late last year by the state Court of Appeals in favor of the North Carolina Industrial Commis...

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Innovation is on the Rise, but There’s Still More to Do

When we assess North Carolina’s progress and development, some key indicators—economic or otherwise—may be easier to track than others. Jobs created or lost, graduation rates, commuting time: these are metrics we hear often. But how do you quantify something like “innovation”? As you kn...

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Female Leaders in Manufacturing are Changing the Conversation

Manufacturing is a major contributor to North Carolina’s economy. Employing nearly 11% of our workforce, the manufacturing industry is a growing and exciting field with plenty of opportunities for North Carolinians. But while the industry has evolved drastically to integrate sophisticated technolo...

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How You Can Help Solve the “Homework Gap” to Refill the Talent Pipeline

Many of our members experience the skills gap on a daily basis. When you’re looking to grow, expand, or hire, you may struggle to find the right talent with the appropriate skills for your open positions. It’s a challenge the NC Chamber is constantly thinking about and working on, but today, I...

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North Carolina Chamber Names Cole Hughes New Political Director

North Carolina Chamber Names Cole Hughes New Political Director Seasoned Political Operative Joins State Chamber of Commerce to Advance Pro-Jobs Agenda RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Chamber announced today that Cole Hughes has joined the organization as its new political director. As of Thu...

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Flagrant Abuses in Asbestos Litigation are Driving Frivolous Lawsuits

It’s been nearly 50 years since the first asbestos lawsuit was filed. Since that time, asbestos litigation has become riddled with unethical legal practices employed by bad acting personal injury attorneys looking to pad their wallets. From double-dipping damages to hiding evidence of exposure to ...

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Innovative Concepts Driving Health Care Value in NC

For a state that continually tops competitive rankings for its stellar business climate, it’s disheartening to see North Carolina lumped among the worst states for health care. Unfortunately, North Carolina’s health care outcomes are below average and the state ranks next to last in health care ...

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ICYMI: Expanding Pre-K Access is a Win for NC Students

One of the greatest challenges facing North Carolina’s job creators is the growing shortage of workers with the adaptable life skills they need to thrive in modern jobs. This is the skills gap, and it impacts workers and employers in countless industries. While there are a number of ways we can st...

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Aligning NC’s Education Goals with Our Workforce Needs

Aligning the goals of North Carolina’s strong education systems with the needs of the state’s rapidly evolving workforce is a must if we’re to close the skills gap long-term. From apprenticeships to events like Manufacturing Day, the business community and our education systems are already wor...

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