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 implementat...

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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...

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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...

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How a Resurgent Manufacturing Industry is Driving Home the Importance of a Work-Ready Workforce for Western North Carolina

Since the days when the first railroads began to cut paths into Western North Carolina in the late-1800s, bringing with them commerce and jobs, the region benefitted from a century of growth as a hotbed of U.S. manufacturing. During and after World War II, area workshops and factories increased thei...

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Chamber Members Engage to Make NC a National Leader in Early-Childhood Literacy

The growing shortage of workers with the adaptable life skills needed to thrive in modern jobs – the skills gap – is one of the biggest challenges facing today’s job creators. And one of the best ways we can begin closing this gap in North Carolina is by engaging early to help cultivate essent...

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NC Chamber Supports Machelle Sanders to Lead NC Department of Administration

The N.C. Department of Administration might not grab many news headlines compared to other state agencies. But as the business manager for North Carolina’s government – the department oversees a broad range of operations from building construction and purchasing and contracting for goods and ser...

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Important Federal Bill Would Reduce Impacts of Frivolous Lawsuits on Job Creators

Last week, a bill was introduced in the U.S. House and Senate that would reduce the harmful impacts of frivolous lawsuits on America’s job creators. The Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017 would amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to make it mandatory – rather than a matter of ...

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NC Chamber Continues to Pursue Greater Legal and Regulatory Balance for Job Creators

Job creators know that balanced legal protections for employers and a streamlined regulatory landscape that fosters business growth are two of the biggest factors separating the most competitive states from those stuck in the middle of the pack in the global jobs race. In recent sessions, the NC Cha...

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NC Chamber Looks to Keep Our State’s Tax Climate Moving up the Competitive Leaderboard

Since 2013, when state leaders began implementing a number of commonsense policy reforms to streamline our tax climate, North Carolina’s competitive tax standing has improved by leaps and bounds. Along with a reduced individual rate (not only important for families, but also for businesses taxed o...

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Congress Pursues Legislation to Restore Accountability to Federal Regulatory Process

The 115th Congress is off to a fast start, and its efforts are already bringing good news for the nation’s job creators. Last week, the U.S. House passed H.R. 5 (Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017) with a bipartisan vote of 238-183. If passed into law, this important legislation would bring add...

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