Personal Injury Attorneys Eye Latest Prize: Hurricane Damage

Personal injury attorneys seldom miss an opportunity to make a buck. From workers’ compensation reform to nuisance lawsuits to asbestos bankruptcy trusts, North Carolina knows well the lengths personal injury attorneys will go to line their pockets. Now Floridians are learning similar lessons, as ...

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Key Regulatory Reforms Advance After Veto Overrides

Cultivating a regulatory climate that supports a healthy environment and allows businesses to grow at the pace of the modern global economy is necessary to secure North Carolina’s prosperous future. Thankfully, the General Assembly took action to override the vetoes of House Bill 56: Amend Environ...

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Filling Healthcare’s Talent Pipeline

No industry is immune from today’s growing skills gap. Unfortunately, it’s a crippling challenge that is afflicting every industry in every corner of the state. As this is one of the greatest challenges facing business in the modern global economy, we started #WorkReadyWednesday to highlight eff...

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Why Overriding HB 56 Veto Matters to Your Business

Why does overriding the veto of House Bill 56: Amend Environmental Laws matter to your business? The bill includes an important provision that affects every North Carolina business’ bottom line – including yours. Be it through taxes or fees for service, waste disposal is a necessary cost for bus...

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Fact vs. Fiction: Why Legislators Should Override HB 56 Veto

Opponents of the flow control provision included in House Bill 56: Amend Environmental Laws would love to hide the fact that flow control creates a hidden tax, hinders competition and gives local governments an unfair advantage when competing with the private sector. While detractors continue to ped...

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General Assembly Must Override HB 56 Veto

Chances are you’ve heard about House Bill 56: Amend Environmental Laws and some of its politicized provisions, especially following the veto of the legislation last week. While most associate the bill with one controversial provision, there is another that has largely gone ignored and is critical ...

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IBM’s Innovative Technology is Changing Education

Aligning the goals of our state’s education systems with the needs of our rapidly evolving workforce is essential to securing North Carolina’s competitive future. Job creators share in the responsibility of giving North Carolina’s students the opportunities needed to thrive as they enter the w...

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EPA: Air Quality Improves as America Grows

Last month, the EPA released a new report entitled “Our Nation’s Air 2017,” which analyzes the changes in our nation’s air quality and compares those changes to those in our economy. The report’s findings were encouraging as we work to strengthen North Carolina’s economic competiveness, ...

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NC’s Ports are Improving State’s Competitiveness

Several months ago, we published “Moving at the Speed of Business” in the Triangle, Triad and Charlotte Business Journals, which outlined upcoming transportation infrastructure projects and their impact on business. One project highlighted was the Queen City Express and the many improvements tak...

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