Honoring NC STEM Schools of Distinction

In today’s modern globalized landscape, North Carolina is competing for top talent with economies from around the world. As such, it is imperative that we support effective K-12 programs that provide students with 21st-century career-training opportunities that fully prepare them for the jobs of t...

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Securing a Competitive Future Starts with Closing the Skills Gap

North Carolina is at a critical juncture. While our state continues to top competitive rankings as one of the best states in the nation to do business, employers are facing a grim reality – the jobs of today are not matching the skills of North Carolina’s workforce. The immediate and future cons...

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Catawba County’s Taking Action to Transform its Workforce Readiness

Communities across North Carolina are at a crossroads. Employers in every corner of the state are grappling with the unfortunate fact that the skills of North Carolina’s workforce too often do not match those required of new jobs. In an effort to close that skills gap long-term, Catawba County is ...

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Time is Running Out to Stop Plaintiff Attorneys from Gaming NC’s Legal System

We’re racing against the clock to move legislation that would stop bad acting plaintiff attorneys from gaming our legal system when filing bankruptcy trust claims. While the Senate has already passed Senate Bill 470: Personal Injury Bankruptcy Trust Claims, the House has yet to act on the legislat...

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Saving Workers’ Compensation Reforms from Decimation

Courtesy of a recent North Carolina Supreme Court ruling, the workers’ compensation reforms achieved in 2011 are on the verge of total decimation. In a major blow to North Carolina’s business community, the state Supreme Court unraveled the balanced reforms with the most dramatic changes to work...

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Modernizing NAFTA to Improve Economic Opportunity

Manufacturing accounts for a significant segment of North Carolina’s competitive economy, producing 20 percent of the state’s total output and employing 10.8 percent of the workforce. In recent decades, North Carolina has reinvented itself as a leader in high-tech manufacturing across an array o...

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Harnessing the Power of Business to Improve Education and Workforce Development

As the growing skills gap continues to stifle North Carolina job creators, it’s more important now than ever before that our business community takes initiative to improve education and workforce development across the state. In order to close the gap long-term and fill our talent pipeline, we mus...

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