Moving at the Speed of Business

By 2030, North Carolina is expected to become home to more than 12 million residents, making it the seventh most populous state in the country. With this growth comes opportunity, but first we must ask: Are we ready? When it comes to the state’s transportation and infrastructure networks, the answ...

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NC House Must Take Action to Stop Bad Acting Plaintiff Attorneys from Gaming NC’s Legal System

For far too long, bad acting plaintiff attorneys have taken advantage of vulnerabilities in North Carolina’s legal system when filing bankruptcy trust claims. In an effort to manipulate damages, plaintiff attorneys have flagrantly exploited the state’s legal system through unethical legal practi...

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Harmful Workers’ Compensation Ruling Hurts Injured and Employers

A recent workers’ compensation ruling from the North Carolina Supreme Court will be detrimental to injured employees and employers across the state. In Wilkes v. City of Greenville, the state Supreme Court expanded liability in workers’ compensation claims, forcing the burden of proof on employe...

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Fighting to Protect Rural Coastal Communities as Fisheries Struggle

North Carolina’s coastal fisheries are on the decline and the evidence is clear - commercial and recreational fisherman are hooking fewer fish than in previous years. Specifically, commercial fisherman caught 9% less in 2016 compared to 2015, while anglers witnessed an 18% decrease in 2016 from th...

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Reforms to Update Costly 40 Year Old Law Advance

Efforts to reform a costly 40 year-old-law advanced yesterday, as House Bill 589: Competitive Energy Solutions for NC was passed out of two House committees and placed on the calendar for a vote. This legislative action is significant to North Carolina’s energy infrastructure, as the outdated Publ...

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It’s Time to End the Flagrant Exploitation of NC’s Legal System

For years, bad acting plaintiff attorneys have made it their practice to exploit North Carolina’s legal system when filing bankruptcy trust claims. Employing unethical legal practices to manipulate damages payed, these plaintiff attorneys have attempted to game the system at every junction. From h...

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State Board of Education Completes Revisions to Academic Standards

One of the NC Chamber’s top education priorities has been protecting and strengthening our state’s academic standards. On Thursday, the State Board of Education gave final approval to revised math standards for grades kindergarten through eight. The State Board has now reviewed, revised and impr...

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Employers Encourage Alignment of School Accountability Plans

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a key piece of federal education legislation, which restores flexibility in developing education plans to the states. Since the legislation’s enactment in 2015, the NC Chamber has remained engaged in North Carolina’s efforts to develop a state education p...

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Combatting Economic Development Challenges in Rural NC Through School Construction Flexibility

Rapid technological advancements are shifting the employment landscape and economic drivers of rural North Carolina. As this occurs, it is imperative that our rural communities are cultivating world-class talent to close the growing skills gap. Unfortunately, disparities in population growth, uneven...

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